Neurine

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Neurine (Physiol. Chem) A poisonous organic base (a ptomaine) formed in the decomposition of protagon with boiling baryta water, and in the putrefaction of proteid matter. It was for a long time considered identical with choline, a crystalline body originally obtained from bile. Chemically, however, choline is oxyethyl-trimethyl-ammonium hydroxide, while neurine is vinyl-trimethyl-ammonium hydroxide.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n neurine A ptomaine, and possibly also a leucomaine, having the formula (CH3)3.C2H3.NOH. It has decided toxic properties.
    • n neurine A basic substance having the formula (CH3)3.C2H4.OH.NOH: same as choline.
    • n neurine The substance of which nervetissue is composed, consisting chiefly of fat and albumin containing phosphorus.
    • n neurine An extract made from nerve-tissue, employed therapeutically.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. ney^ron a nerve

Usage

In literature:

They are probably allied to neurine, an alkaloid obtained from the brain and also from the bile.
"Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology" by W. G. Aitchison Robertson
The accounts of neurin have not encouraged me to try it at all.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various
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