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 (bro͞o′sēn′, -sĭn)
A poisonous white crystalline alkaloid, C23H26N2O4, derived from the seeds of nux vomica and closely related plants and used to denature alcohol.

[After James Bruce (1730-1794), Scottish explorer.]
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(ˈbruːsiːn; -sin)
(Plants) bitter poisonous alkaloid resembling strychnine and obtained from the tree Strychnos nuxvomica: used mainly in the denaturation of alcohol. Formula: C23H26N2O4
[C19: named after James Bruce (1730–94), Scottish explorer of Africa]
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(ˈbru sin, -sɪn)

a white, crystalline, bitter alkaloid, C23H26N2O4, used chiefly in the denaturation of alcohol.
[1815–25; after J. Bruce (1730–94), Scottish explorer; see -ine2]
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Noun1.brucine - a bitter alkaloid poison resembling strychnine and extracted from nux vomica
nux vomica - a medicine made from the seeds of an Asiatic tree; contains strychnine and brucine; formerly used as a stimulant
alkaloid - natural bases containing nitrogen found in plants
phytotoxin, plant toxin - any substance produced by plants that is similar in its properties to extracellular bacterial toxin
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Suppose you knew beforehand the poison that would be made use of against you; suppose the poison was, for instance, brucine" --
"Brucine is extracted from the false angostura* is it not?" inquired Madame de Villefort.
"Well," replied Monte Cristo "suppose, then, that this poison was brucine, and you were to take a milligramme the first day, two milligrammes the second day, and so on.
Colorimetric determination of nitrate in soil and plant extracts with brucine. Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry, 17, 802-806.
From the compounds assigned in vivo to the acute oral toxicity category 1 (fatal if swallowed), three (i.e., brucine, disulfoton, and physostigmine) target the nervous system and act via specific mechanisms (e.g., inhibition of cholinesterase, antagonism of glycine receptor).
Nitrate was extracted with KCl 0.1 M 1:5 (w/v), 1h with an axial stirrer, then filtered (Whatman[R] No 42), and nitrate concentrations determined by the Brucine colorimetric method [55].
Final report of the safety assessment of Alcohol Denat., including SD Alcohol 3-A, SD Alcohol 30, SD Alcohol 39, SD Alcohol 39-B, SD Alcohol 39-C, SD Alcohol 40, SD Alcohol 40-B, and SD Alcohol 40-C, and the denaturants, Quassin, Brucine Sulfate/Brucine, and Denatonium Benzoate.
Method 352.1: Nitrogen, Nitrate (Colorimetric, Brucine) by Spectrophotometer.
Ma, "Capillary coated with graphene oxide as stationary phase for the separation of brucine and strychnine by capillary electrophoresis," Journal of Chromatographic Science, vol.
Specifically, we examined the interaction between the breast cancer cells and osteoblasts in a microenvironment that mimicked bone metastases in breast cancer and assessed the effect of brucine, using alterations in the mRNA and protein levels of OPG and RANKL as readouts.