n.1.(Chem.) One of several alkaloids found in the leaves of the oleander (Nerium oleander).
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Oleandrine (Figure 12), the majority, is heteroside of oleandrose and oleandrigenin.
Oleandrine (oleandroside) is a cardiotonic glycoside derived from an aglycone, oleandrigenin (16-acetylgitoxigenin), and a sugar oleandrose (2-deoxy-3-Omethylrhamnose), of the empirical formula [C.sub.32][H.sub.48][O.sub.9].
Some studies reported that using dry leaves or extracts with the active principle of the plant (oleandrine) in different concentrations induced intoxication symptoms (CLARCK et al., 1991).
The most important glycoside of this plant is Oleandrine. For studying allelopatic effect of Nerium oleander, on the germination of seed and growth of seedling of selected monocotyledon (Hordeum vulgare) and dicotyledon (Vicia sativa) were examined.