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n.1.(Chem.) A bitter white crystalline alkaloid (C8H8N2O2) extracted from the seeds of the castor-oil plant (Ricinus communalis). Called also ricidine. Ingestion may cause vomiting and various other toxic reactions, including liver and kidney damage, convulsions, hypotension, and death.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Toxicity of ethyl acetate extract and ricinine from Jatropha gossypifolia senescent leaves against Spodoptera exigua Hubner (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae).
Hoizey, "Intoxication volontaire par la ricine: description d'un cas avec deetermination des concentrations de ricinine dans le sang et l'urine," Toxicologie Analytique and Clinique, vol.
Chemical constituents: Ricinine, carrageenan, bradykinin, N-Demethylricinine, ricinins (Haq and Hussain, 1993; Prajapati et al., 2003; Khare, 2007).
Wang et al., "Chronic toxicity of crude ricinine in rats assessed by [sup.1]H NMR metabolomics analysis," RSC Advances, vol.
A study in Brazil has demonstrated that the ricin and ricinine in castor cake are efficient in controlling populations of phytonematodes (DINARDo-MIRANDA & FRACASSo, 2010).
Summary: In the current research, an attempt has been made to isolate ricinine (an alkaloid) from the leaves of Ricinus communis L.