lo·be·line 'lō-bə-.lēn n a crystalline alkaloid C22H27NO2 that is obtained from Indian tobacco (Lobelia inflata) and is used chiefly as a respiratory stimulant and as a smoking deterrent

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lo·be·line (loґbə-lēn) alpha-lobeline, the principal alkaloid found in plants of the genus Lobelia; it is responsible for the toxic effects seen in ruminants who ingest the plants. It has been used in antismoking preparations.

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  • lobéline — [ lɔbelin ] n. f. • 1855; angl. lobeline; de lobélie ♦ Pharm. Principal alcaloïde de la lobélie, utilisé comme analeptique respiratoire. ● lobéline nom féminin Alcaloïde des lobélies, stimulant du centre respiratoire. lobéline [lɔbelin] n. f.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Lobeline — Lo*be line, n. (Chem.) A poisonous narcotic alkaloid extracted from the leaves of Indian tobacco ({Lobelia inflata}) as a yellow oil, having a tobaccolike taste and odor. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lobeline — [lō′bə lēn΄, lō′bəlin] n. [< ModL Lobelia (see LOBELIA) + INE3] a yellow, crystalline alkaloid, C22H27NO2, related to nicotine, used in medicine and in products that help smokers quit smoking …   English World dictionary

  • Lobeline — Drugbox IUPAC name = 2 [6 (2 hydroxy 2 phenyl ethyl) 1 methyl 2 piperidyl] 1 phenyl ethanone width= 240 CAS number= 90 69 7 ATC prefix= ATC suffix= PubChem= 3945 DrugBank= C=22 | H=27 | N=1 | O=2 molecular weight = 337.455 smiles =… …   Wikipedia

  • lobeline — ˈlōbəˌlēn, lə̇n, lōˈbē noun ( s) Etymology: New Latin Lobelia + English ine : a poisonous crystalline alkaloid C22H27NO2 obtained from lobelia and used chiefly as a respiratory stimulant called also alpha lobeline …   Useful english dictionary

  • lobeline — noun Etymology: New Latin Lobelia + English 2 ine Date: 1852 a crystalline alkaloid C22H27NO2 that is obtained from Indian tobacco and is used chiefly as a respiratory stimulant and as a smoking deterrent …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lobeline — /loh beuh leen , lin/, n. Pharm. a crystalline, poisonous alkaloid, C22H27NO2, obtained by extraction from lobelia: used chiefly in the form of its sulfate or hydrochloride as a respiratory stimulant and, because of its nicotinelike… …   Universalium

  • lobeline — noun A natural alkaloid found in various plants, mostly of the genus Lobelia, a white amorphous powder which is freely soluble in water, used as an aid to smoking cessation …   Wiktionary

  • lobéline — (lo bé li n ) s. f. Substance âcre, trouvée dans le lobelia inflata, et qu on dit ressembler à la nicotine …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Lobeline — Provenance. Vient du patronyme Lobel Nom du botaniste qui a découvert cette plante. Se fête le 5 octobre. Histoire. Lobélie est une plante exotique dont on extrait plusieurs alcaloïdes. Sainte Fleur est l une des premières religieuses vouées au… …   Dictionnaire des prénoms français, arabes et bretons

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