isoquinolinemedical dictionary

A group of compounds with the heterocyclic ring structure of benzo(c)pyridine. The ring structure is characteristic of the group of opium alkaloids such as papaverine.

1. <chemistry> Benzo[c]pyridine; ring structure is characteristic of the group of opium alkaloids represented by papaverine.

2. A class of alkaloids containing the isoquinoline ring structure.

(05 Mar 2000)