Word forms: (regular plural) alkaloids
( Pharmaceutical : Ingredients ) Alkaloids
are nitrogenous (= containing nitrogen or a nitrogen compound) plant substances,
for example, belladonna
, and vinca
, used in drugs.
Alkaloids have to be obtained from plants before they are used in medicine.
Belladonna and ergot contain active alkaloids such as atropine and ergotamine.
Alkaloids are nitrogenous plant substances, for example, belladonna, ergot, and vinca, used
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