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co·ca

(kō'kă),
The dried leaves of Erythroxylon coca, yielding not less than 0.5% of ether-soluble alkaloids; the source of cocaine and several other alkaloids.
[S. Am.]

coca

a species of South American shrubs native to Bolivia and Peru and cultivated in Indonesia. The leaves are dried and then chewed for their stimulant effect by some of the people of the region. It is a natural source of cocaine.

co·ca

(kō'kă)
The dried leaves of Erythroxylon coca, yielding not less than 0.5% of ether-soluble alkaloids; source of cocaine and several other alkaloids.
[S. Am.]

coca,

n Latin name:
Erythroxylum spp.; part used: leaves; uses: quicken activity of the physiologic process, astringent, anesthetic, relieve hunger, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, stomach pains; stimulate central nervous system; stimulate muscular activity; relieve neurasthenia, dilate pupils; paralyze sensory nerve fibers; pre-cautions: addictive, hallucinations and delusions, can cause restlessness, tremors; convulsions, emaciation, memory loss, sleeplessness, severe agitation, tachycardia, perspiration, elevated blood pressure. Also called
cuca and
cocaine.

coca

see cocaine.
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Coca leaves contain alkaloids, which are chemicals in plants that contribute to many well-known flavors.
Bolivia is the world's third largest supplier of coca leaves.
It is incorrect to say that coca does not contain cocaine, but the cocaine alkaloid content of coca leaves is less than 1%.
Morales recently organized a new holiday, the National Day of Coca Chewing, to protest the UN's refusal to remove coca leaves from Schedule 1 of the 1961 Single Convention on narcotics.
The raw material is purchased from the Stepan Chemical Company in New Jersey which has government approval for the importation of coca leaves from Peru.
Prior to our radiocarbon dates on coca leaves, it was thought that the late Preceramic inhabitants of the Ecuadorian and Peruvian coast were consuming coca by at least 5000 cal BP (Engel 1963; Klepinger & Kuhn 1973; Lathrap et al.
Here, in the aftermath of the American Civil War, druggist John Pemberton dreamt up a medicinal drink flavoured with coca leaves (the source of cocaine) and kola nuts (providing caffeine).
Earsarkul stressed the fact that his company only produces Red Bull Energy Drink which is not made from coca leaves and thus cannot contain cocaine.
the inclusion of coca leaves in the same category as cocaine in the United Nations Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs.
The Bolivian president spent several nights on a mattress on the floor of Bolivia's presidential palace, surrounded by banners and supporters and chewing coca leaves to ward off hunger after beginning the strike.
s drug enforcement agency, the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), recommended in March that Bolivia and Peru criminalize the chewing of coca leaves and the boiling of the leaves to make tea.