guaranine


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Related to guaranine: Guarana, Paullinia cupana

caf·feine

(kaf'ēn), Although this word was originally pronounced in three syllables, modern usage has fused the second and third syllables into one. Avoid the mispronunciation kaf-ēn'.
An alkaloid obtained from the dried leaves of Thea sinensis, tea, or the dried seeds of Coffea arabica, coffee; used as a central nervous system stimulant, diuretic, circulatory and respiratory stimulant.
Synonym(s): guaranine, thein

guaranine

[gwərä′nin]
caffeine.
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Guarana is "herbal caffeine" from the guarana plant, which contains guaranine, a stimulant similar to caffeine.
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But they don't tell you that the herb guarana contains chemicals almost identical to caffeine, called guaranine.