Meaning of NARCEINE in English

NARCEINE

/nahr"see een', -in/ , n. Pharm.

a narcotic alkaloid, C 23 H 27 NO 8 , occurring in opium and acting as a mild relaxant on smooth muscle.

[ narcéine (1832), irreg. nárke numbness (see NARCO-) + F -ine -INE 2 ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .