Meaning of pilocarpine


Pronunciation: (pī"lu-kär'pēn, -pin, pil"u-), [key]
— n. Pharm.
  1. an oil or crystalline alkaloid, CHNO, obtained from jaborandi, and used chiefly to produce sweating, promote the flow of saliva, contract the pupil of the eye, and for glaucoma.
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