HyperDic: alkaloid

English > 1 sense of the word alkaloid:
NOUNsubstancealkaloidnatural bases containing nitrogen found in plants
alkaloid > pronunciation
Rhymesadenoid ... void: 38 rhymes with oyd...
English > alkaloid: 1 sense > noun 1, substance
MeaningNatural bases containing nitrogen found in plants.
NarroweratropineA poisonous crystalline alkaloid extracted from the nightshade family
betaineA sweet tasting alkaloid that occurs in sugar beets
brucineA bitter alkaloid poison resembling strychnine and extracted from nux vomica
caffeine, caffeinA bitter alkaloid found in coffee and tea that is responsible for their stimulating effects
cinchonineAn alkaloid derivative of the bark of cinchona trees that is used as an antimalarial drug
ephedrinewhite odorless powdered or crystalline alkaloid from plants of the genus Ephedra (especially Ephedra sinica) or made synthetically
ergonovine, Ergotrate MaleateAn alkaloid derived from ergot (trade name Ergotrate Maleate) that is less toxic than ergot
ergotamineAn alkaloid derived from ergot that is less toxic than ergot
hyoscyamineA poisonous crystalline alkaloid (isometric with atropine but more potent)
nicotineAn alkaloid poison that occurs in tobacco
physostigmineUsed in treatment of Alzheimer's disease and glaucoma
pilocarpinecholinergic alkaloid used in eyedrops to treat glaucoma
pseudoephedrinepoisonous crystalline alkaloid occurring with ephedrine and isomorphic with it
rauwolfiaAny of several alkaloids extracted from the shrub Rauwolfia serpentina
scopolamine, hyoscineAn alkaloid with anticholinergic effects that is used as a sedative and to treat nausea and to dilate the pupils in ophthalmic procedures
strychnineAn alkaloid plant toxin extracted chiefly from nux vomica
tubocurarine, curareA toxic alkaloid found in certain tropical South American trees that is a powerful relaxant for striated muscles
Broaderorganic compoundAny compound of carbon and another element or a radical
Adjectivesalkaloidalpertaining to or consisting of alkaloids

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