What is another word for alkaloids?

Pronunciation: [ˈalkɐlˌɔ͡ɪdz] (IPA)

Alkaloids refer to a diverse group of naturally occurring chemical compounds that are found in various plants. These compounds feature a specific nitrogen-based ring structure and exhibit a range of properties, from medicinal to toxic. Some synonyms for the term "alkaloids" include basic nitrogenous compounds, heterocyclic compounds, and natural organic bases. Other related terms that suggest the same chemical family of alkaloids include phytochemicals and plant secondary metabolites. These compounds possess significant biological effects, and the study of their properties and applications is a crucial aspect of modern pharmacology and drug discovery.

What are the hypernyms for Alkaloids?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Alkaloids

Tannin may be given internally in doses of one-half dram twice daily for a few days to neutralize the unabsorbed alkaloids of the ergot.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle"
U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler
A few toxic compounds belonging chiefly to the class termed alkaloids have, however, been definitely isolated.
"Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc."
George Francis Atkinson
"In the first place, I must tell you that both Dr. Bannerman and myself were engaged at the time in an investigation upon the nature and properties of the vegetable alkaloids, and especially of aconitine.
"Hilda Wade A Woman With Tenacity Of Purpose"
Grant Allen

Famous quotes with Alkaloids

  • If an addict who has been completely cured starts smoking again he no longer experiences the discomfort of his first addiction. There exists, therefore, outside alkaloids and habit, a sense for opium, an intangible habit which lives on, despite the recasting of the organism.... The dead drug leaves a ghost behind. At certain hours it haunts the house.
    Jean Cocteau

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