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apomorphine a white crystalline alkaloid made from morphine, used as an expectorant and emetic.
colchicine a poisonous alkaloid used to cause chromosome doubling in experiments and as medicine for gout.
nicotine a poisonous alkaloid that occurs in tobacco and is used in insecticides.
quinidine a colorless crystalline alkaloid that resembles quinine, obtained from cinchona bark.
rauwolfia an extract from the root of one of these plants, containing the alkaloid reserpine, used as a tranquilizer and sedative. [1/2 definitions]
reserpine an alkaloid obtained from the root of the rauwolfia, used in the treatment of hypertension and as a tranquilizer.
scopolamine a thick alkaloid syrup used as a sedative or truth serum, or to dilate the pupil of the eye.
theobromine a bitter, crystalline alkaloid related to caffeine, found in cacao plants, kola nuts, chocolate, and tea, and used as a diuretic and nerve stimulant.