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solanine

(sō′lə-nēn′, -nĭn) also

solanin

(-nĭn)
n.
A bitter poisonous alkaloid, C45H73NO15, found in potatoes and other plants of the nightshade family. It has narcotic properties and was formerly used to treat epilepsy.

solanine

[sō′lə·nēn]
a steroidal alkaloid found in several species of Solanum, such as the nightshades and the green spots on potatoes. It causes hemolysis, central nervous system depression, and often fatal respiratory failure.

sol·a·nine

(sō'lă-nēn)
A toxic alkaloid found in parts of solanaceous plants, including potato skins; plant diseases (e.g., potato blight) may raise the concentration to a harmful level.

solanine

a toxic glycoalkaloid in plants of solanum. Solanine is metabolized to the sugar solanose.

solanine group
the plants in Solanum spp. which contain solanine. Includes, e.g. S. dulcamara, S. nigrum, S. tuberosum, S. lycopersicum, S. melongena and S. pseudocapsicum.
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Solanine is a glycoalkaloid poison found in species of nightshade family like potato and tomato.
The toxicity of a particular dose depends on the individual's tolerance as well as the ratio of solanine to the rest of the potato.
But a person could take only so many Rococo statues, so after a while Lord Solanine picked himself off to the Far East, where he worked on the salvation of funerary urns from antiquity.
Indeed, some folks may be sensitive to solanine, and may complain of arthritic joint pain and stiffness when they eat too many of these otherwise nourishing vegetables.
In this incident, chaconine and solanine, glycoalkaloids normally present in potatoes, were detected in the stew along with atropine and scopolamine.
Solanine forms under the same conditions that promote chlorophyll formation.
The nutritional value of potato protein depends on the level of glycoalkaloids such as solanine and chaconine and their secondary metabolites (Friedman, 1996).
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Solanine is a toxic substance and can cause illness in most cases, or death if too much is consumed.
Increased levels of solanine in the potato peel are closely associated with the greening (synthesis of chlorophyll) of the peel.
Solanine occurs in potatoes ( near green areas and fresh sprouts ( and is also very toxic.