What does the word nicotine mean?

  • Nicotine is highly toxic alkaloid. It is the prototypical agonist at nicotinic cholinergic receptors where it dramatically stimulates neurons and ultimately blocks synaptic transmission. Nicotine is also important medically because of its presence in tobacco smoke.

Usage examples for nicotine

  1. " Sulphur and nicotine," yelled Flo up at Carley. – The Call of the Canyon by Zane Grey
  2. For several moments he remained silent, twisting a cigarette with thin nervous fingers stained yellow with nicotine. – The Betrayal by E. Phillips Oppenheim

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