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ma huang

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noun \ˈmä-ˈhwäŋ\

Definition of ma huang

  1. 1 :  any of several eastern Asian ephedras (especially Ephedra sinica) having stems and roots yielding ephedrine

  2. 2 :  ephedra 2



Origin of ma huang

Chinese (Beijing) máhuáng


First Known Use: 1926


Medical Dictionary

ma huang

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noun \ˈmä-ˈhwäng\

Medical Definition of ma huang

  1. :  any of several Chinese plants of the genus Ephedra (especially E. sinica) yielding ephedrine; also :  a preparation of the young canes or rhizome and roots of ma huang used in herbal medicine for its ephedrine content




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