An extremely poisonous alkaloid, obtained from fly agaric, that disrupts the action of acetylcholine neurotransmitter.

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  • Muscarine — IUPAC n …   Wikipedia

  • MUSCARINE — Alcaloïde, de formule brute C9H212N, que l’on trouve dans divers champignons supérieurs comme l’amanite tue mouches (Amanita muscaria ), l’amanite panthère (Amanita pantherina ) et les inocybes. Ces champignons poussent dans les régions tempérées …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Muscarine — Structure de la muscarine Général Nom IUPAC [(2S,4R,5S) 4 hydroxy 5 méthyltétrahydrofuran 2 yl] N,N,N triméthylm …   Wikipédia en Français

  • muscarine — [mus′kə rin, mus′kərēn΄] n. [< ModL (Amanita) muscaria, fly (agaric) < L muscarius, of flies < musca, a fly: see MIDGE] an extremely poisonous alkaloid, C9H21NO3, found in certain mushrooms, rotten fish, etc., that will seriously disrupt …   English World dictionary

  • muscarine — noun Etymology: German Muskarin, from New Latin (Amanita) muscaria fly agaric Date: 1872 a toxic alkaloid base [C9H20NO2]+ that is biochemically related to acetylcholine, is found especially in fly agaric, and acts directly on smooth muscle …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • muscarine — Toxin (alkaloid) from the mushroom Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) that binds to (muscarinic) acetylcholine receptors …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • muscarine — /mus keuhr in, keuh reen /, n. Chem. a poisonous compound, C8H19NO3, found in certain mushrooms, esp. fly agaric, and in decaying fish. [1870 75; < L muscar(ius) of flies (musc(a) fly + arius ARY) + INE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • muscarine — A toxin with neurologic effects, first isolated from Amanita muscaria (fly agaric) and also present in some species of Hebeloma and Inocybe. The quaternary trimethylammonium salt of 2 methyl 3 hydroxy 5 (aminomethyl)tetrahydrofuran, it is a… …   Medical dictionary

  • muscarine — (entrée créée par le supplément) (mu ska ri n ) s. f. Terme de chimie. Alcaloïde trouvé dans l ammanita muscaria ou fausse oronge ; il est très vénéneux …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • muscarine — mÊŒskÉ™rɪːn , rɪn n. poisonous compound, alkaloid found in some kinds of mushrooms (Chemistry) …   English contemporary dictionary

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