Pronunciation: (lō'bu-lēn", -lin), [key]
n. Pharm.
a crystalline, poisonous alkaloid, C22H27NO2, obtained by extraction from lobelia: used chiefly in the form of its sulfate or hydrochloride as a respiratory stimulant and, because of its nicotinelike pharmacological action, as an agent to discourage tobacco smoking.

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