Mydaleine My*da"le*ine, n. [Gr. myda^n to be clammy (from decay).] (Physiol. Chem.) A toxic alkaloid (ptomaine) obtained from putrid flesh and from herring brines. As a poison it is said to execute profuse diarrhoea, vomiting, and intestinal inflammation. --Brieger. [1913 Webster]

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  • mydaleine — A poisonous ptomaine formed in putrefying liver and other viscera; it acts specifically upon the heart, causing arrest of its action in diastole. [G. mydaleos, moldy, fr. mydos, dampness] …   Medical dictionary

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