\ˈaɹɪkˌɒliːn], \ˈaɹɪkˌɒliːn], \ˈa_ɹ_ɪ_k_ˌɒ_l_iː_n]\
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An alkaloid obtained from the betel nut (Areca catechu), fruit of a palm tree. It is an agonist at both muscarinic and nicotinic acetycholine receptors. It is used in the form of various salts as a ganglionic stimulant, a parasympathomimetic, and a vermifuge, especially in veterinary practice. It has been used as a euphoriant in the Pacific Islands.
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