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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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