<chemistry> An alkaloid extracted from jaborandi (Pilocarpus pennatifolius) as a white amorphous or crystalline substance which has a peculiar effect on the vasomotor system.

Origin: From NL. Pilocarpus pennatifolius jaborandi; L. Pilus hair + Gr. Fruit: cf. F. Pilocarpine.

(01 Mar 1998)

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