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Medical Term:

hydrastinine

Pronunciation: hi-dras'ti-nen

Definition: A semisynthetic alkaloid prepared from hydrastine; the hydrochloride has been used in uterine hemorrhage and as an oxytocic; in large doses, it is a powerful depressant of the entire motor system (motor cortex, nerve, and muscle).

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