HyperDic: nux_vomica

English > 1 sense of the expression nux vomica:
NOUNartifactnux vomicaa medicine made from the seeds of an Asiatic tree
English > nux vomica: 1 sense > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA medicine made from the seeds of an Asiatic tree; contains strychnine and brucine; formerly used as a stimulant.
Broadermedicine, medication, medicament, medicinal drug(medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
SubstancesbrucineA bitter alkaloid poison resembling strychnine and extracted from nux vomica
strychnineAn alkaloid plant toxin extracted chiefly from nux vomica
Spanishnuez vómica, nux vomica
Catalannou vòmica

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