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lo·be·line, lobelin (lō'bĕ-lēn, lob'ĕ-lēn, -lin),
A piperidylacetophenone; an alkaloid of lobelia with the same actions as nicotine, but with less potency.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
lobelineAn alkaloid found in Indian tobacco (Lobelia inflata) and other Lobelia species which has been used to manage tobacco and drug addictions, in part by acting as a vesicular monoamine transporter 2 (VAMT2) ligand, increasing or decreasing dopamine release (depending on the receptor to which it binds). Lobeline usually evokes emesis and, if absorbed in excess, may have toxic effects.
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lobelineA mixture of alkaloids with action similar to nicotine. Lobeline is derived from plants of the Lobelia genus and has been used as a respiratory stimulant, but is of little medical importance.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005