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|Molar mass||466.61 g mol−1|
|Appearance||white silky crystals|
|Solubility in water||soluble in alcohol|
|Main hazards||emetic / poisonous|
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Cephaeline is an alkaloid chemical that induces vomiting by stimulating the stomach lining. It is found in commercial products such as syrup of ipecac. Chemically, it is closely related to emetine.
Cephaeline in the form of syrup of ipecac was commonly recommended as an emergency treatment for accidental poisoning until the final years of the 20th century.
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See biosynthesis of Emetine.
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