ma huang
noun Etymology: Chinese (Beijing) máhuáng Date: 1926 1. any of several eastern Asian ephedras (especially Ephedra sinica) having stems and roots yielding ephedrine 2. ephedra 2

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • ma huang — mä hwäng n any of several Chinese plants of the genus Ephedra (esp. 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 * * * (mah hwahngґ)… …   Medical dictionary

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  • ma huang — Ephedra sinica. A shrub native to China and India. The stems and roots are used in traditional medicine as a diuretic and for asthma, bronchitis, and cough. It has also been promoted as a decongestant, a weight loss aid, and as a supplement to… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • Ma-Huang — Meerträubel Meerträubel (Ephedra distachya) Systematik Überabteilung: Samenpflanzen (Spermatophyta) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Ma huang — Meerträubel Meerträubel (Ephedra distachya) Systematik Überabteilung: Samenpflanzen (Spermatophyta) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Ma Huang — Ephedra sinica Ephedra sinica …   Wikipédia en Français

  • ma huang — /ma ˈhwʌŋ/ (say mah hwung) noun any of various Chinese plants of the genus Ephedra, especially E. sinica, yielding ephedrine. See ephedra. {Chinese} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Ma-huang — Name for Ephedra equisetina. [Chinese] …   Medical dictionary

  • huang — ma·huang; …   English syllables

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