noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from yohimbe Date: 1898 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 — /yoh him been/, n. Pharm. an alkaloid, C21H26N2O3, extracted from the bark of Corynanthe johimbe or Rauwolfia serpentina, used as a selective alpha adrenergic receptor antagonist: purported to have aphrodisiac properties. [1895 1900; YOHIMB(E) +… …   Universalium

  • yohimbine — noun A tryptamine alkaloid, the active chemical constituent of the medicinal herb Pausinystalia yohimbe: a stimulant and supposed aphrodisiac. See Also: yohimbic acid …   Wiktionary

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  • yohimbine — [jəʊ hɪmbi:n] noun Chemistry a toxic compound obtained from the yohimbe tree, used in the treatment of impotence …   English new terms dictionary

  • yohimbine — yo·him·bine …   English syllables

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