picrotoxin(redirected from Cocculin)
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A bitter neutral principle derived from the fruit of Anamirta cocculus (family Menispermaceae); a CNS stimulant; a convulsant and GABA antagonist used extensively in experimental procedures studying seizure mechanisms.
[G. pikros, bitter, + toxicon, poison]
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A bitter crystalline compound, C30H34O13, derived from the seed of a tropical Asian woody vine (Anamirta cocculus) and used as a stimulant, especially in treating barbiturate poisoning.
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