protoveratrine

noun

pro·​to·​ver·​a·​trine ˌprōt-ō-ˈver-ə-ˌtrēn How to pronounce protoveratrine (audio) -trən How to pronounce protoveratrine (audio)
1
: either of two toxic crystalline alkaloids obtained from hellebores of the genus Veratrum (especially V. viride of North America and V. album of Europe) and used in the treatment of hypertension

called also respectively protoveratrine A, protoveratrine B

2
: a mixture of protoveratrine A and B used to treat hypertension

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“Protoveratrine.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/protoveratrine. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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