Definition of Muscarine

1. Noun. (biochemistry) An extremely poisonous alkaloid, obtained from fly agaric, that disrupts the action of acetylcholine neurotransmitter. ¹



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Definition of Muscarine

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Medical Definition of Muscarine

1. Toxin (alkaloid) from the mushroom Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) that binds to (muscarinic) acetylcholine receptors. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Muscarine

muscadets
muscadin
muscadine
muscadines
muscadins
muscae
muscae volitantes
muscales
muscallonge
muscardin
muscardine
muscardines
muscardins
muscariform
muscarin
muscarine (current term)
muscarines
muscarinic
muscarinic acetylcholine receptor
muscarinic agonist
muscarinic antagonist
muscarinic antagonists
muscarinic receptor kinase
muscarinic receptors
muscarinism
muscat
muscat grape
muscatel
muscatels
muscats

Literary usage of Muscarine

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1. A Textbook of pharmacology and therapeutics, or, the Action of drugs in by Arthur Robertson Cushny (1918)
"In embryo hearts muscarine, in ordinary quantities, produces no change whatever during the first 150 hours of life (in the chick). ..."

2. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1878)
"In fact, atropine is not only capable of causing all the symptoms produced by muscarine to disappear, but this agent may be considered as its antidote, ..."

3. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1878)
"In fact, atropine is not only capable of causing all the symptoms produced by muscarine to disappear, but this agent may be considered as its antidote, ..."

4. Commercial Organic Analysis by Alfred Henry Allen (1913)
"N \ CHACHO muscarine is the poisonous principle of the toadstool known as the fly agaric (Agaricus ... muscarine forms thin laminae or irregular crystals. ..."

5. Commercial Organic Analysis: A Treatise on the Properties, Proximate by Alfred Henry Allen (1896)
"muscarine is also present in the fungus Amanita pantherina, ... The aqueous solution of muscarine is strongly alkaline, absorbs carbon dioxide from the air, ..."

6. Poisons: Their Effects and Detection by Alexander Wynter Blyth, Meredith Wynter Blyth (1906)
"The action of muscarine upon the heart is to excite the inhibitory nerve apparatus, while the action of atropine is to paralyse the same system. ..."

7. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1897)
"I have been unable to find a case of muscarine poisoning reported, hut from its administration in animals we see symptoms quite similar to those found in ..."

8. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"Under conditions where both presynaptic inhibitory muscarine and alpha 2-adreno- ceptors are blocked, the elevated levels of acetylcholine produced by ..."

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