narcotine


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narcotine

(ˈnɑːkəˌtiːn)
n
(Pharmacology) an alkaloid derived from plants of the Papaveraceae family, used in medicine as a cough-suppressant
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papaverine, codeine, narcotine (noscopine) and narceine (although it should be noted that several other species of Papaver produce some of the same compounds).
The first alkaloids for medicinal use were isolated at the beginning of 19th century, by Derosne (opium salt, narcotine) and Serturner (principium somniferum, morphine).
Abstract: In the present study, in vitro enzyme inhibitory studies on cinchonidine (1), cinchonine (2), quinine (3), noscapine (narcotine, 4) and santonine (5) were carried out.