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cytisine

Pronunciation: sit'i-sin

Definition: A toxic selective nicotinic cholinergic agonist; an alkaloid from the seed of Laburnum anagyroides and other Leguminosae. Used in pharmacologic studies of nicotinic cholinergic receptors in the brain.

Synonym(s): baptitoxine

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