pilocarpine

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pi·lo·car·pine

 (pī′lō-kär′pēn′)
n.
A colorless or yellow poisonous compound, C11H16N2O2, obtained from the leaves of the jaborandi and used to induce sweating, promote salivation, and treat glaucoma.

[New Latin Pīlocarpus, jaborandi genus (Greek pīlos, wool, felt + Greek karpos, fruit; see -carp) + -ine.]

pilocarpine

(ˌpaɪləʊˈkɑːpaɪn; -pɪn) or

pilocarpin

n
(Elements & Compounds) an alkaloid extracted from the leaves of the jaborandi tree, formerly used to induce sweating. Formula: C11H16N2O2
[C19: from New Latin Pilocarpus genus name, from Greek pilos hair + karpos fruit]

pi•lo•car•pine

(ˌpaɪ ləˈkɑr pin, -pɪn, ˌpɪl ə-)

n.
an oil or crystalline alkaloid, C11H16N2O2, obtained from jaborandi, used chiefly to promote the flow of saliva or contract the pupil of the eye.
[1870–75; < New Latin Pilocarp(us) the genus of shrubs that includes jaborandi (< Greek pîlo(s) felt, wool or hair made into felt + -o- -o- + -karpos -carp) + -ine1]
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Noun1.pilocarpine - cholinergic alkaloid used in eyedrops to treat glaucoma
alkaloid - natural bases containing nitrogen found in plants
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pilocarpine

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