from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The chief alkaloid, C8H13NO2, of the betel-nut from Areca Catechu.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • An oily liquid substance, C8H13O2N, the chief alkaloid of the betel nut, to which the latter owes its anthelmintic action.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun organic chemistry An alkaloid natural product found in the areca nut, the fruit of the areca palm (Areca catechu).


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  • Largactil, and a few small shots of arecoline, but I'm frightened to give any more arecoline because there's a hell of an impaction in there and I don't want to rupture the bowel.

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  • Siegfried repeated his injections, varying the treatment between sedatives and muscular relaxants with another cautious shot of arecoline, and at five o'clock he used the stomach tube again to give magnesium sulphate.

    Every living thing


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