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taxine

a toxic alkaloid found in Taxus baccata. Causes depression of conduction in the myocardium and consequent heart failure and anoxia. It also causes depression of smooth muscle activity and possibly of activity of the respiratory center.
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Revision structurale de la Taxine B, Alcalo'ide majoritaire des feuilles de Plf d'Europe, Taxus baccata.
An addendum contains those chemicals apparently added late in the publishing cycle, which in this edition are aripi-prazole, atomoxetine, embutramide, epoetin alfa, escitalopram, tadalafil, and taxine.
Taxine I, The major alkaloid of the yew, Taxus baccata L.