bicuculline

noun

bi·​cu·​cul·​line bī-ˈku̇k-yə-ˌlēn, -lən How to pronounce bicuculline (audio)
: a convulsant alkaloid C20H17NO6 obtained from plants (family Fumariaceae) and having the capacity to antagonize the action of gamma-aminobutyric acid in the central nervous system

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“Bicuculline.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/bicuculline. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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