cytisine

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cy·ti·sine

(sit'ĭ-sin),
A toxic selective nicotinic cholinergic agonist; an alkaloid from the seed of Laburnum anagyroides and other Leguminosae. Used in pharmacologic studies of nicotinic cholinergic receptors in the brain.
Synonym(s): baptitoxine

cytisine

the toxic quinolizidine alkaloid in laburnum (Laburnum anagyroides), Retama retam and broom (Cytisus scoparius) trees.
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