Definition of Jalapin. Meaning of Jalapin. Synonyms of Jalapin

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Definition of Jalapin

Jalapin
Jalapin Jal"a*pin, n. (Chem.) A glucoside found in the stems of the jalap plant and scammony. It is a strong purgative.

Meaning of Jalapin from wikipedia

- Scammonin (also known as jalapin or scammonium) is a glycoside derived naturally from the stems of the Ipomoea purga (jalap plant) and from Convolvulus...
- an aromatic aldehydic or phenolic compound (exceptions are sinigrin and jalapin or scammonin). It has now been extended to include synthetic ethers, such...
- medical effects and uses The active principle is the glucoside scammonin or jalapin, C34H114O6.[citation needed] The dose of scammonium is 5 to 10 grains,...
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