Definition: A genus of tropic shrubs or trees (family Loganiaceae); most South American species contain chiefly quaternary neuromuscular blocking alkaloids, curare; the African, Asiatic, and Australian species contain tertiary strychninelike alkaloids (strychnine, brucine, and yohimbine-type alkaloids).
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