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[New Latin Vērātrum, genus name, from Latin vērātrum, any of various medicinal or toxic plants of the genera Helleborus and Veratrum, probably from a pre-Indo-European language of Europe ; akin to Italian dialectal (Piedmont) varasco, a species of hellebore (V. album).]
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(Plants) any poisonous herb of N American genus Veratrum
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Noun1.veratrum - a genus of coarse poisonous perennial herbsVeratrum - a genus of coarse poisonous perennial herbs; sometimes placed in subfamily Melanthiaceae
liliid monocot genus - genus of monocotyledonous plants comprising mostly herbs having usually petaloid sepals and petals and compound pistils
family Liliaceae, Liliaceae, lily family - includes species sometimes divided among the following families: Alliaceae; Aloeaceae; Alstroemeriaceae; Aphyllanthaceae; Asparagaceae; Asphodelaceae; Colchicaceae; Convallariaceae; Hemerocallidaceae; Hostaceae; Hyacinthaceae; Melanthiaceae; Ruscaceae; Smilacaceae; Tecophilaeacea; Xanthorrhoeaceae
false hellebore, hellebore - perennial herbs of the lily family having thick toxic rhizomes
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References in periodicals archive ?
Currently, cyclopamine is sourced from the perennial herb Veratrum californicum (corn lily), a member of the Liliaceae plant family found in remote mountainous parts of western North America.
Jervine (70-300 mg/kg p.o.), a steroidal alkaloid found in Veratrum californicum, administered on days 8-10 of gestation induced malformations in the offspring, including isolated cleft palate, mandibular micrognathia, and limb malformations in C57BL/6J and A/J mice [161].
Cyclopamine, an alkaloid first isolated from Veratrum californicum, has been reported to target hedgehog signaling pathway [8].
Resveratrol was first identified from the roots of Veratrum grandiflorum (white hellebore) in 1940, (16-19) but research on the compound did not take root until after a 1997 report in Science suggested chemopreventive properties.
Resveratrol was first identified by Michio Takaoka in 1940 in Veratrum ggrandiflorum O.
The total volatile fatty acid (tVFA) concentrations were decreased or increased by addition of MHEs at 12 h incubation, while they were significantly increased (p<0.05) compared to the control at 24 h incubation except Veratrum patulum.
Veratrum album: This patient has odorless "rice-water" stools, often with vomiting; they will be cold and clammy in head and abdomen as if during gastroenteritis.
0.051 0.07 0.12 Sedum tematum 0.007 0.07 0.08 Solidago curtisii 2.364 2.52 4.88 Solidago patula 0.875 0.35 1.22 Stachys clingmanii * 0.206 0.35 0.56 Stellaria pubera 0.503 1.61 2.11 Symphyotrichum cordifolium 0.051 0.07 0.12 Symphyotrichum puniceum 1.773 0.49 2.26 Symphyotrichum retrojlexum 0.054 0.21 0.26 Thalictrum clavatum 0.486 1.05 1.53 Thelypteris noveboracensis 1.672 1.12 2.79 Tiarella cordifolia 2.722 4.54 7.26 Trautvetteria caroliniensis 0.686 1.54 2.22 Trifolium pratense 0.007 0.07 0.08 Trillium erectum 0.267 0.56 0.83 Uvularia grandiflora 0.007 0.07 0.08 Uvularia perfoliata 0.007 0.07 0.08 Veratrum viride 0.304 0.14 0.44 Viola blanda 1.283 1.75 3.03 Viola cucullata 1.074 2.38 3.45 Viola pubescens 0.068 0.35 0.42 Viola sp.
Tan, "Inhibition of xanthine and monoamine oxidases by stilbenoids from Veratrum taliense," Planta Medica, vol.
Tan, Steroidal Alkaloids and Stilbenoids from Veratrum taliense, Planta Medica, 65, 480 (1999).