Definition Of brucine

a highly toxic alkaloid present in nux vomica.

Anthocleista nobilis contains the alkaloids brucine and loganine and has been noted to be antispasmodic and neurotropic, having a marked hypotensive effect.

Example Of brucine

  • Anthocleista nobilis contains the alkaloids brucine and loganine and has been noted to be antispasmodic and neurotropic, having a marked hypotensive effect.

  • ‘Well,’ replied Monte Cristo ‘suppose, then, that this poison was brucine , and you were to take a milligramme the first day, two milligrammes the second day, and so on.’

  • The difference between the R F values of strychnine and brucine is only 0.15-0.18 even under the optimum conditions.