Ephedrine



[ih-fed-rin, ef-i-dreen, -drin] /ɪˈfɛd rɪn, ˈɛf ɪˌdrin, -drɪn/

noun, Pharmacology.
1.
a white, crystalline alkaloid, C 10 H 15 N, obtained from a species of Ephedra or synthesized: used in medicine chiefly for the treatment of asthma, hay fever, and colds.
/ɪˈfɛdrɪn; ˈɛfɪˌdriːn; -drɪn/
noun
1.
a white crystalline alkaloid obtained from plants of the genus Ephedra: used for the treatment of asthma and hay fever; l-phenyl-2-methylaminopropanol. Formula: C6H5CH(OH)CH(NHCH3)CH3
n.

1889, named 1887 by Japanese organic chemist Nagai Nagayoshi (1844-1929), from the plant ephedra, from which it was first extracted, + chemical suffix -ine (2).

ephedrine e·phed·rine (ĭ-fěd’rĭn, ěf’ĭ-drēn’)
n.
An odorless crystalline or powdered alkaloid isolated from shrubs of the genus Ephedra or made synthetically and used in the treatment of allergies and asthma.
ephedrine
(ĭ-fěd’rĭn, ěf’ĭ-drēn’)
A white, odorless, powdered or crystalline alkaloid isolated from shrubs of the genus Ephedra or made synthetically. It is used in the treatment of allergies and asthma. Chemical formula: C10H15NO.

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