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  • n. An organic chemical and tropane alkaloid found naturally in coca leaves.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A colorless, crystalline, nitrogenous base, obtained by the decomposition of cocaine.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In chem., a base obtained from cocaine by the action of hydrochloric acid. It is soluble in water.


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  • _Cocaine_, the alkaloid of coca leaves, is decomposed by heating with hydrochloric acid into methyl alcohol, benzoic acid, and a crystalline base, ecgonine, C_ {9} H_ {15} NO_ {3}.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 415, December 15, 1883

  • So she entered upon the path which leads down to destruction, and since to conjure with the drug which pharmacists know as methylbenzoyl ecgonine is to raise the demon Insomnia, ere long she found herself exploring strange by-paths in quest of sleep.


  • In a rap game where almost err'y rapper is a professional neighborhood benzoylmethyl ecgonine distributor (look it up), the Clipse are one of the few who back it up with lyrical skills.

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  • Toxicological tests detected cocaine metabolites comprised of benzoylecgonine and ecgonine methyl ester.

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  • When launched Coca-Cola’s two key ingredients were cocaine benzoylmethyl ecgonine and caffeine.

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  • "Brocklehurst, who was a player registered with Barrow Raiders, was found to have provided a sample containing benzoyl -- ecgonine (a metabolite of cocaine) and ephedrine (a stimulant) after a match against Batley Bulldogs on June 28, 2009.

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