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solanine(sō′lə-nēn′, -nĭn) also
A bitter poisonous alkaloid, C45H73NO15, found in potatoes and other plants of the nightshade family. It has narcotic properties and was formerly used to treat epilepsy.
a steroidal alkaloid found in several species of Solanum, such as the nightshades and the green spots on potatoes. It causes hemolysis, central nervous system depression, and often fatal respiratory failure.
A toxic alkaloid found in parts of solanaceous plants, including potato skins; plant diseases (e.g., potato blight) may raise the concentration to a harmful level.
a toxic glycoalkaloid in plants of solanum. Solanine is metabolized to the sugar solanose.
the plants in Solanum spp. which contain solanine. Includes, e.g. S. dulcamara, S. nigrum, S. tuberosum, S. lycopersicum, S. melongena and S. pseudocapsicum.