berberine(redirected from C20H19NO5)
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An alkaloid from Hydrastis canadensis (family Berberidaceae); has been used as an antimalarial, antipyretic, and carminative, and externally for indolent ulcers.
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A bitter, yellow alkaloid, C20H19NO5, obtained from several plants such as goldenseal and having medical uses as an antipyretic and antibacterial agent.
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A nonaqueous bitter alkaloid abundant in the rhizomes and roots of goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis and barberry, which is amebicidal, antibacterial (used to treat cholera), antimalarial, antipyretic, sedative, a gastic tonic and possibly antihypertensive.
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An alkaloid fromHydrastis canadensis; has been used as an antimalarial, antipyretic, and carminative, and externally for indolent ulcers.
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