yohimbine

noun yo·him·bine \ yō-ˈhim-ˌbēn , -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

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yohimbine

noun yo·him·bine \ yō-ˈhim-ˌbēn , -bən \

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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