Yohimbine meaning

yō-hĭm'bēn'
An alkaloid, C21 H26 N2 O3 , that is derived from the bark of a tree, Pausinystalia johimbe, and is an alpha-blocker drug used in the form of its hydrochloride as a mydriatic, a treatment for erectile dysfunction, and formerly as an aphrodisiac.
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A poisonous alkaloid, C21H26N2O3, obtained from quebracho bark and the bark of a West African tree (Corynanthe yohimbé) of the madder family: formerly used as an aphrodisiac.
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An alkaloid, C21 H26 N2 O3 , that is derived from the bark of a tree, Pausinystalia johimbe, and is an alpha-blocker drug used in the form of its hydrochloride as a mydriatic, a treatment for erectile dysfunction, and formerly as an aphrodisiac.
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(organic chemistry) A tryptamine alkaloid, the active chemical constituent of the medicinal herb Pausinystalia yohimbe: a stimulant and supposed aphrodisiac.
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Origin of yohimbine

  • New Latin yohimbe former specific epithet (of Cameroonian Bantu origin) (Douala djombe the tree from which yohimbine is derived) –ine
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition