physostigmine

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phy·so·stig·mine

 (fī′sō-stĭg′mēn′) also phy·so·stig·min (-mĭn)
n.
A crystalline alkaloid, C15H21N3O2, extracted from the Calabar bean, used in the form of its sulfate as a miotic and in the form of its salicylate as a cholinergic agent. Also called eserine.

[New Latin Phȳsostigma, genus name of the Calabar bean (Greek phūsa, bladder, from the appendage at the end of the stigma that was formerly thought to be hollow + stigma) + -ine.]

physostigmine

(ˌfaɪsəʊˈstɪɡmiːn) or

physostigmin

n
(Elements & Compounds) an alkaloid found in the Calabar bean used esp in eye drops to reduce pressure inside the eyeball. Formula: C15H21N3O2. Also called: eserine
[C19: from New Latin Physostigma genus name, from Greek phusa bladder +stigma mark]

phy•so•stig•mine

(ˌfaɪ soʊˈstɪg min, -mɪn)

n.
an alkaloid, C15H21N3O2, used in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease to raise the level of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine.
[1860–65; < New Latin Physostigm(a) genus of plants yielding the alkaloid (< Greek phŷs(a) bladder, bellows + New Latin -o- -o- + stigma stigma) + -ine2]
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Noun1.physostigmine - used in treatment of Alzheimer's disease and glaucoma
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
alkaloid - natural bases containing nitrogen found in plants
Translations

physostigmine

n fisostigmina