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What does cadaverine mean?

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Noun
  1. A foul-smelling diamine produced by protein hydrolysis during putrefaction of animal tissue. Cadaverine is a toxic diamine with the formula NH2(CH2)5NH2. Cadaverine is also known by the names 1,5-pentanediamine and pentamethylenediamine.
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The precipitate contains the picrate of trimethylenediamine, mixed with the picrates of cadaverine and creatinine.
The putrescine and the cadaverine concentrations were higher in the proximal than in the distal part of the intestinal lumen.
While pigs are a fairly decent approximation of humans in such contexts, the study failed to detect two compounds, cadaverine and putrescine, usually found in decaying human cadavers.
It turns out that death, in odor form, is indeed straightforward: a couple of relatively coöperative naturally occurring chemicals, putrescine and cadaverine, are responsible for the characteristic smell of a decaying corpse.
He attempted to coat the host pupae with several appropriately named diamines, such as putricine and cadaverine.
His visits have acclimatized him to the smell of cadaverine, which is intensified by the midday heat.

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