emetine


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em·e·tine

 (ĕm′ĭ-tēn′)
n.
A bitter-tasting crystalline alkaloid, C29H40N2O4, derived from ipecac root and used in the treatment of amebiasis and as an emetic.

[French émétine, from émétique, emetic, from Latin emeticus; see emetic.]

emetine

(ˈɛməˌtiːn; -tɪn) or

emetin

n
(Elements & Compounds) a white bitter poisonous alkaloid obtained from ipecacuanha: the hydrochloride is used to treat amoebic infections. Formula: C29H40O4N2
[C19: from French émétine; see emetic, -ine2]
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I have diagnosed it as pyorrhea which has infected the stomach from the mouth, and have suggested emetine treatment of the mouth as a cure for the stomach disorder.
And right now they're jolting his gums and the pus-sacs with emetine. Whew!
Doctor Granville, at the outside, will cure his pyorrhea with emetine for no more than a paltry fifty dollars.
Emetine of various concentrations (0.00000325-32.5 [micro]g/mL) prepared following a 10-fold serial dilutions approach in 96-well plates was used as standard drug for comparison.
In coral, the effect of the inhibitor emetine on respiration rates was dependent on [pCO.sub.2] (Edmunds and Wall.
microphylla may be due to their utilization for metabolic purposes or impairment in protein synthesis pathway by the presence of the alkaloid bioactive molecule emetine (Moller et al., 2007).
Liversedge, "On a new aerobic metabolite whose production by brain is inhibited by apomorphine, emetine, ergotamine, epinephrine, and menadione," Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, vol.
Under GF conditions, we observed FT induction around the wounded intestinal tissue resulting from a needle puncture, or in the small intestinal epithelial cells of mice intraperitoneally injected with cycloheximide or emetine (i.e., protein synthesis inhibitors).
She collapsed and died 31 years ago; the cause of death was emetine cardiotoxicity - a consequence of anorexia nervosa.
An alkaloid was discovered by Boullay (1828) in the roots known as violin which are similar to emetine (Figure 3(c)), but possessing different properties from emetine.
Reduction of cytotoxicity of the alkaloid emetine through P-glycoprotein (MDR1/ABCB1) in human Caco-2 cells and leukemia cell lines.