Definition of Cotinine

1. Noun. A metabolite of nicotine that may improve mental ability. ¹



¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cotinine

1. an alkaloid produced by nicotine in the body [n -S]

Medical Definition of Cotinine

1. 1-methyl-5-(3-pyridyl)-2-pyrrolidinone fumarate. Stimulant proposed as antidepressant. Synonym: scotine. Chemical name: 2-Pyrrolidinone, 1-methyl-5-(3-pyridinyl)-, (S)- (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cotinine

cothurnal
cothurni
cothurns
cothurnus
coticular
cotidal
cotija
cotilion
cotillion
cotillions
cotillon
cotillons
coting
cotinga
cotingas
cotinine (current term)
cotinines
cotisations
cotise
cotised
cotises
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cotland
cotlands
cotoneaster
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cotquean
cotqueanity
cotqueans
cotranscription

Literary usage of Cotinine

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1. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"The individual mean urinary cotinine levels standardized to creatinine concentration ranged from 3.9 to 55.8 ng/mg Cr, and for salivary cotinine the mean ..."

2. Health Consequences of Smoking: Nicotine Addiction a Report of the Surgeon by C. Everett Koop, M.D., DIANE Publishing Company (1988)
"Although cotinine is a highly specific marker for nicotine exposure, blood levels of cotinine across subjects in this study did not correlate as closely ..."

3. The Ftc Cigarette Test Method for Determining Tar, Nicotine & Carbon edited by Donald R. Shopland (1997)
"The metabolic disposition of nicotine in humans has been determined based on urine-recovery studies plus infusion studies of nicotine and cotinine (Figure ..."

4. Cognitive Research On Response Error In Survey Questions On Smoking (1993)
"Yesterday Recall interval 3 days prior 5 days prior cotinine Saliva samples were submitted to the University of Minnesota, Division of Epidemiology, ..."

5. Health Benefits of Smoking Cessation: A Report of the Surgeon General by DIANE Publishing Company (1990)
"The half-life estimates of cotinine are variable and range from 15 to 40 hours ... The differences in estimated half-life for cotinine reflect not only ..."

6. Health Effects of Exposure to Environmental Tobacco Smoke: The Report of the edited by Lauren Zeise, Amy J. Dunn (2000)
"The mean level of cotinine was 2.14 ng/ml in the ETS-exposed group, which would predict about a 60-gram deficit overall. This, combined with data on active ..."

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