noun Etymology: New Latin Ephedra Date: 1889 a crystalline sympathomimetic alkaloid C10H15NO extracted from Chinese ephedras or synthesized and usually used in the form of a salt especially as a bronchodilator and decongestant

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  • ephedrine — [e fe′drin; ] chiefly Brit [, ef′ə drēn΄, ef′ədrin] n. [< ModL Ephedra < L ephedra, the plant horsetail < Gr < ephedros, sitting by < epi , on, near + hedra, a seat (see SIT) + INE3] an alkaloid, C10H15NO, derived from certain… …   English World dictionary

  • ephedrine — /i fed rin, ef i dreen , drin/, n. Pharm. a white, crystalline alkaloid, C10H15N, obtained from a species of Ephedra or synthesized: used in medicine chiefly for the treatment of asthma, hay fever, and colds. [1885 90; < NL Ephedr(a) EPHEDRA +… …   Universalium

  • ephedrine — efedrinas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis alkaloidas formulė C₆H₅CH(OH)CH(CH₃)NHCH₃ atitikmenys: angl. ephedrine rus. эфедрин ryšiai: sinonimas – 1 fenil 2 metilamino 1 propanolis …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • ephedrine — (= (1R,2S) 1 phenyl 1 hydroxy 2 methylaminopropane) Alkaloid from plants of genus Ephedra. Structural analogue of epinephrine (adrenaline) the effects of which it mimics …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • ephedrine — noun An alkaloid, found in some species of Ephedra shrubs (or prepared synthetically), used as a sympathomimetic drug …   Wiktionary

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