yohimbine

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noun yo·him·bine \yō-ˈhim-ˌbēn, -bən\

Definition of yohimbine

  1. :  an alkaloid C21H26N2O3 obtained from the bark of the yohimbe that is a weak blocker of alpha-adrenergic receptors and has been used as an aphrodisiac

Origin and Etymology of yohimbine

International Scientific Vocabulary, from yohimbe


First Known Use: 1898


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yohimbine

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noun yo·him·bine \yō-ˈhim-ˌbēn, -bən\

Medical Definition of yohimbine

  1. :  an alkaloid obtained from the bark of yohimbe that is a weak blocker of alpha-adrenergic receptors and has been used in the form of its hydrochloride C21H26N2O3·HCl as a mydriatic and aphrodisiac and to treat male impotence—called also quebrachine


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