It is an exceedingly good solvent, especially for fats, alkaloids and iodine.
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The alkaloids are therefore methyl truxillylecgonines.
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Tea and coffee both contain the alkaloid caffeine, whilst cocoa contains theobromine.
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He finds also in this mushroom muscarin and an atropin-like alkaloid.
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Another valuable artificial alkaloid, discovered in 1883 by Ludwig Knorr, claims aniline as a point of departure.
"Coal" by Raphael Meldola
As a rule, alkaloids are colorless, crystalline solids, although a few are liquids at ordinary temperatures.
"The Chemistry of Plant Life" by Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher
They are all, like atropine, mydriatic alkaloids, so-called from the effect on the eye.
"The Social Gangster" by Arthur B. Reeve
The poppy, on the other hand, produces nothing but opium and its alkaloids.
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Although formed originally within the plant, it has been found possible to prepare several of these alkaloids by artificial means.
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This consists in the use of emetics or the stomach-pump, with lime-water, which decomposes the alkaloid.
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For centuries, people who live in the high Andes have chewed coca leaves, whose alkaloids act as a mild stimulant and help to ward off cold and hunger.
The company's challenge of the ban was specific to the sale of "a dietary supplement containing 10 mg or less of ephedrine alkaloids per daily dose.".
Goldenseal is a popular herbal product containing the alkaloids berberine and hydrastine.
Morphine is a molecule that can lay claim to being the original alkaloid and the first true drug, according to assistant professor Paul R Blakemore and professor emeritus James D White at Oregon State University, Corvallis ( Chem.
In the United States, ma huang and a variety of dietary supplements that contain ephedra alkaloids are widely promoted and used as a means of losing weight and increasing energy.
Alkaloids are responsible for the plants being poisonous and it's said eating rich fish or beef broth, grease, or butter may counteract the poison .
Native to Cuba, the tiny Mount Iberia frog packs a poison punch, thanks to its diet of alkaloid-laden mites.