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emetine

 [em´ĕ-tēn]
an alkaloid derived from ipecac or produced synthetically; its hydrochloride salt is used as an antiamebic.

em·e·tine

(em'ĕ-tēn),
The principal alkaloid of ipecac, used as an emetic; its salts are used in amebiasis; available as the hydrochloride.

emetine

/em·e·tine/ (em´ĕ-tēn) an alkaloid derived from ipecac or produced synthetically; its hydrochloride salt is used as an antiamebic.

emetine

(ĕm′ĭ-tēn′)
n.
A bitter-tasting crystalline alkaloid, C29H40N2O4, derived from ipecac root and used in the treatment of amebiasis and as an emetic.

em·e·tine

(em'ĕ-tēn)
The principal alkaloid of ipecachuana (q.v.); used as an emetic; its salts are used in amebiasis; available as the hydrochloride.

emetine

An alkaloid derived from ipecacuanha sometimes used in the treatment of AMOEBIASIS. It has now been largely replaced by the safer METRONIDAZOLE.

em·e·tine

(em'ĕ-tēn)
The principal alkaloid of ipecac, used as an emetic.

emetine

an alkaloid derived from ipecac or produced synthetically. Its hydrochloride salt is used as an antiamebic.
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Success stories include the treatment of malaria and amoebiasis using the alkaloids, quinine and emetine obtained from Cinchona and Cephalis, respectively; in more recent times, Artemisinin, a sesquiterpene lactone derived from the herb Artemisia annua has been an invaluable addition (Golenser et al.
A modern look is given to berberine, sanguinaria, quinine, emetine and other less prominent anti-infective drugs.
Effect of emetine and related compounds on experimental cutaneous leishmaniasis.
Brown-Woodman PD, White IG (1977) Investigation of the spermicidal action of quinine and emetine.