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ber·ber·ine

(ber'ber-ēn),
An alkaloid from Hydrastis canadensis (family Berberidaceae); has been used as an antimalarial, antipyretic, and carminative, and externally for indolent ulcers.

berberine

/ber·ber·ine/ (bur´bur-ēn) an alkaloid from species of Berberis and related plants, and from Hydrastis canadensis; it has antimicrobial activity and has been used in treatment of various infections and in ulcer dressings.

berberine

(bûr′bə-rēn′)
n.
A bitter, yellow alkaloid, C20H19NO5, obtained from several plants such as goldenseal and having medical uses as an antipyretic and antibacterial agent.

berberine

Herbal medicine
A nonaqueous bitter alkaloid abundant in the rhizomes and roots of goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis and barberry, which is amebicidal, antibacterial (used to treat cholera), antimalarial, antipyretic, sedative, a gastic tonic and possibly antihypertensive.

ber·ber·ine

(bĕr'bĕr-ēn)
An alkaloid fromHydrastis canadensis; has been used as an antimalarial, antipyretic, and carminative, and externally for indolent ulcers.

berberine (br·b·rēnˑ),

n alkaloid derived from the plants belonging to
Berberidaceae family with long history of medicinal use in both Ayurveda and Chinese medicine; used to treat intestinal parasite infections, ocular trachoma infections, and bacterial diarrhea.

berberine

a poisonous pyridine alkaloid found in the weeds Argemone, Berberis, Mahonia spp.
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Previous research supporting these actions led the authors of the current study to investigate whether oral administration of berberine hydrochloride is effective in alleviating IBS-D symptoms in a randomised double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial.
Berberine (BBR), an alkaloid isolated from Coptidis Rhizoma, has been reported with several pharmacological activities including antitumoral, antimicrobial, glucose- and cholesterol-lowering, and immunomodulatory properties by us and others [179-181].
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