yohimbine

noun
yo·​him·​bine | \ yō-ˈhim-ˌbēn How to pronounce yohimbine (audio) , -bən \

Definition of yohimbine

: 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

First Known Use of yohimbine

1897, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for yohimbine

International Scientific Vocabulary, from yohimbe

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The first known use of yohimbine was in 1897

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“Yohimbine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yohimbine. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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yohimbine

noun
yo·​him·​bine | \ yō-ˈhim-ˌbēn How to pronounce yohimbine (audio) , -bən How to pronounce yohimbine (audio) \

Medical Definition of yohimbine

: 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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