vinpocetine

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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
periwinkle.
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