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An alkaloid extracted from the Calabar bean that functions as a reversible anticholinesterase drug, inhibiting the breakdown of acetylcholinesterase. Also called eserine. Formula C15H21N3O2. [From Latin Physostigma venenosum the Calabar bean plant, from Greek physa a bladder + stigma a mark]

Subjects: Chemistry — Psychology.

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