PILOCARPINE, C11H16N202, an alkaloid found, together with isopilocarpine and other related compounds, in the leaves of jaborandi (Pilocarpus pennatifolius).
Jowett is of the opinion that pilocarpine and isopilocarpine are stereo-isomers of the structure: - 7CH N.
(1) Pyridine group. Piperine; conine; trigonelline; arecaidine; guvacine; pilocarpine; cytisine; nicotine; sparteine.
Do not employ such physiological antagonists as pilocarpine or morphine, for the lethal actions of all these drugs exhibit not mutual antagonism but coincidence.
Pilocarpine has an action closely allied to that of nicotine, but as it is much less poisonous (the effects produced by small doses being chiefly excessive sweating and salivation), it is capable of being utilized in medicine.