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vinpocetine (vin·pōˑ·s·tēn),

n a chemical derived from an alkaloid present in the leaves of the periwinkle plant (
Vinca minor). Has been used as a neuroprotector to increase blood flow to the brain and to treat dementia and ischemic stroke. No known precautions, but caution is advised for patients who are taking warfarin. Also called