Ibogaine definition

ĭ-bōgə-ēn, -ĭn
An alkaloid drug, C20 H26 N2 O, that acts as a dopamine blocker and mitigates symptoms of withdrawal from various psychoactive drugs, including heroin and cocaine. Ibogaine is used to treat drug addiction in some countries, including Canada, but is illegal in the United States.
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An alkaloid, C20H26N2O, extracted from a tropical African shrub (Tabernanthe iboga) of the dogbane family: may cause hallucinations, paralysis, etc.
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An alkaloid drug, C20 H26 N2 O, that acts as a dopamine blocker and mitigates symptoms of withdrawal from various psychoactive drugs, including heroin and cocaine. Ibogaine is used to treat drug addiction in some countries, including Canada, but is illegal in the United States.
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A naturally-occurring psychoactive compound found in a number of plants, principally iboga, and used for medicinal and ritual purposes in African spiritual traditions of the Bwiti.
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Origin of ibogaine

  • French ibogaïne from New Latin (Tabernanthē) iboga species name of shrub in whose root it is found probably ultimately from Ghetsogho (Bantu language of Gabon) ibogha boghaga to cure

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

  • From French ibogaïne

    From Wiktionary