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pic•ro•tox•in



Pronunciation: (pik"ru-tok'sin), [key]
n. Pharm.
a white, crystalline, bitter, poisonous, central nervous system stimulant, C30H34O13, obtained from the seeds of Anamirta cocculus: used chiefly in the treatment of barbiturate poisoning.

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