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ephedrine

 [ĕ-fed´rin, ef´ĕ-drin]
an adrenergic alkaloid obtained from several species of the shrub Ephedra or produced synthetically; used as a bronchodilator, antiasthmatic, central nervous system stimulant, and pressor agent. Administered orally, parenterally, or intranasally as the hydrochloride, sulfate, or tannate salt. Besides its prescribed uses, it is also an ingredient in numerous supplements, with claimed benefits including weight loss, increased energy, and enhanced athletic performance.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

e·phed·rine

(ĕ-fed'rin, ef'ĕ-drin),
An alkaloid from the leaves of Ephedra equisetina, E. sinica, and other species (family Gnetaceae), or produced synthetically; an adrenergic (sympathomimetic) agent with actions similar to those of epinephrine; used as a bronchodilator, mydriatic, pressor agent, and topical vasoconstrictor. Generally used salts are ephedrine hydrochloride and ephedrine sulfate.
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ephedrine

(ĭ-fĕd′rĭn, ĕf′ĭ-drēn′)
n.
A white, odorless, powdered or crystalline alkaloid, C10H15NO, isolated from shrubs of the genus Ephedra or made synthetically. It is used in the treatment of allergies and asthma.
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ephedrine

Therapeutics An adrenergic bronchodilator, diuretic, mydriatic, vasoconstrictor Route Oral Effects CNS stimulant Used for Bronchodilator for mild asthma
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

e·phed·rine

(ĕ-fed'rin, ef'ĕ-drin)
An alkaloid from the leaves of Ephedra equisetina, E. sinica, and other species (family Gnetaceae), or produced synthetically; an adrenergic (sympathomimetic) agent with actions similar to those of epinephrine; used as a bronchodilator, mydriatic, pressor agent, and topical vasoconstrictor. Commonly used salts include ephedrine hydrochloride and ephedrine sulfate.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

ephedrine

A drug with a similar action to ADRENALINE but with a more stimulant effect on the nervous system, causing tremor, anxiety, insomnia and undue alertness. It is used to treat allergic conditions and ASTHMA. Ephedrine nasal drops decongest a swollen nose lining. The drug is on the WHO official list. A brand name is CAM. Ephedrine is also formulated with other drugs under the brand names of Franol, Franol Plus and Haymine.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Ephedrine

A sympathomimetic amine from plants of the genus Ephedra or chemically synthesized; an asthma medication that previously was used in weight loss drugs.
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Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

e·phed·rine

(ĕ-fed'rin, ef'ĕ-drin)
Alkaloid from the leaves of Ephedra equisetina, and other species, or produced synthetically; an adrenergic (sympathomimetic) agent with actions similar to those of epinephrine; a bronchodilator, and topical vasoconstrictor.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012