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Medical Term:

germine

Pronunciation: jer'min

Definition: An alkaloid that occurs in Veratrum and Zygandenus species. The drug, like veratrine and veratridine, induces repetitive discharges in nerve cells, seemingly because of derangements in sodium channel function.

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