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Veratrum Alkaloids

"Veratrum Alkaloids" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Alkaloids with powerful hypotensive effects isolated from American or European Hellebore (Veratrum viride Ait. Liliaceae and Veratrum album L. Liliaceae). They increase cholinergic and decrease adrenergic tone with appropriate side effects and at higher doses depress respiration and produce cardiac arrhythmias; only the ester alkaloids have been used as hypotensive agents in specific instances. They have been generally replaced by drugs with fewer adverse effects.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Veratrum Alkaloids" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Veratrum Alkaloids" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 24 publications over 15 distinct years, with a maximum of 3 publications in 2008 and 2010 and 2012 and 2014
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