Cephaelis | definition of Cephaelis by Medical dictionary
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A genus of tropical plants (family Rubiaceae). Uragoga ipecacuanha (Cephaelis ipecacuanha) is the source of Rio or Brazilian ipecac; Uragoga acuminata (C. acuminata) is the source of Cartagena, Nicaragua, or Panama ipecac.
a South American plant genus of the family Rubiaceae whose root contains emetine, a powerful emetic, which at one time was used pharmaceutically. Poisoning may occur and is manifested by persistent, violent vomiting. Includes Cephaelis ipecacuanha (C. acuminata); called also ipecac, ipecacuanha.
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Micrographic references with a light microscope are reported in previous work on the bark of Cinchonae succirubrae (Koch, 1901; Jackson and Snowdon, 1974) and the root of Cephaelis
ipecacuanha and Cephaelis
acuminata (Jackson and Snowdon, 1974).
mexicana Hederin Hederacolchiside A1 Pentamidine Ampho B Maesa balansae Maesabalides III Maesabalides L infantum (Myrsinaceae) IV Amphotericin B L infantum Stibogluconate Stibogluconate L donovani Pera benensis Plumbagin L amazonensis 3,3' - Biplumbagin 8,8'- Biplumbagin Glucantime Cephaelis
ipecac, emetic and dysentery cure from Central American Cephaelis