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ryanodine

Pronunciation: ri-an'o-den

Definition: An alkaloid obtained from Ryania speciosa (family Flacourtiaceae); has a disruptive effect on calcium storage in cardiac and skeletal muscle, where it produces sustained contractions; used as an insecticide.

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