Ephedrine Definition

ĭ-fĕdrĭn, ĕfĭ-drēn
noun
An alkaloid, C10H15NO, derived from certain ephedras or synthesized, and used to relieve nasal congestion and asthma and to constrict certain blood vessels.
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Origin of Ephedrine

  • Latin ephedra horsetail ephedra –ine

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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