Solanaceous glycoalkaloid | definition of solanaceous glycoalkaloid by Medical dictionary
solanaceous glycoalkaloid (glī″kō-al′kă-loyd″),
Any of the steroid chemicals found in plants like potatoes, tomatoes, and eggplants that may prolong the action of some anesthetics and opiates. SGAs inhibit two enzymes, butyrylcholinesterase and acetylcholinesterase, decreasing the metabolization of anesthesia.
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All three contain natural compounds called solanaceous glycoalkaloids
(SGAs) that will make it hard for your body to recover from having the anaesthetic.
The guilty chemicals - solanaceous glycoalkaloids
- are produced in plants to help them ward off infection.