arecoline(redirected from arecoline challenge test)
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A colorless oily alkaloid derived from the betel nut; a cholinomimetic.
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arecoline(ă-rek′ŏ-lēn″) [ areca + -ol + -ine]
An alkaloid found in the betel nut that causes cholinergic toxicity when the nut is chewed. Arecoline also causes periodontal disease and cancer of the upper gastrointestinal tract.
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