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emetine

 [em´ĕ-tēn]
an alkaloid derived from ipecac or produced synthetically; its hydrochloride salt is used as an antiamebic.
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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.
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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.
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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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

emetine

An alkaloid derived from ipecacuanha sometimes used in the treatment of AMOEBIASIS. It has now been largely replaced by the safer METRONIDAZOLE.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

em·e·tine

(em'ĕ-tēn)
The principal alkaloid of ipecac, used as an emetic.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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