Cephaeline


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Cephaeline

A chemical compound found in ipecac that irritates the stomach lining and triggers the vomiting reflex.
Mentioned in: Ipecac
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Variation in emetine and cephaeline contents in roots of wild Ipecac (Psychotria ipecacuanha).