ma huang


ma huang

noun \ˈmä-ˈhwäŋ\

Definition of MA HUANG

1
:  any of several eastern Asian ephedras (especially Ephedra sinica) having stems and roots yielding ephedrine
2
:  ephedra 2

Origin of MA HUANG

Chinese (Beijing) máhuáng
First Known Use: 1926

ma huang

noun \ˈmä-ˈhwäng\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MA HUANG

: 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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