A white, crystalline, extremely poisonous alkaloid obtained from aconite root, which melts at 195 degrees C. and is soluble in alcohol and ether. The leaves of Acvnitum napellus contain from ol to i per cert, of the alkaloid, which is used medicinally, admixed with chloroform in the form of a liniment, to relieve neuralgia, etc.

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