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Meaning of hydrastinine

hy•dras•ti•nine

Pronunciation: (hī-dras'tu-nēn", -nin), [key]
— n. Pharm.
  1. a white, crystalline, poisonous alkaloid, CHNO, synthesized from hydrastine: used to arrest bleeding, esp. in the uterus.
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