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
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Tabex can be bought online, but there are fears customers will be taken in by fake or substandard medicines if they go down that particular route.
The trial, involving 740 patients, showed that people who wanted to stop smoking were 3.4 times more likely to succeed with Tabex than with a "dummy" placebo tablet.
After treatment, 8.4% of those given Tabex were able to avoid smoking for a year compared with just 2.4% of the placebo group.
Professor Robert West, from the Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Research Centre at University College London, said he expects to see a flood of internet orders for Tabex once the drug is publicised.
The 740 patients who took part in the trial were 3.4 times more likely to stop smoking with Tabex than with a "dummy" placebo tablet.
The trial, involving 740 patients, found that people who wanted to stop smoking were 3.4 times more likely to succeed with Tabex than with a "dummy" placebo tablet.
The news comes nearly a year after the company announced plans to sell in the United States its anti-smoking drug Tabex, a Sopharma trademark.
He is the larger than life entrepreneur, Mr Tommy Taberer, Chairman of the TABEX tobacco company, itself one of the biggest names in Zimbabwe's tobacco industry.