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i·bo·ga·ine

(ī'bō-gă-ēn), Avoid the mispronunciation ī'bō-gān.
Indole alkaloid of the iboga group. Obtained from several parts of the African shrub Tabernanthe iboga (family Apocynaceae). Used by African hunters to arrest movement of the hunter; hallucinogenic, antidepressant, and euphoric.

ibogaine

(ĭ-bō′gə-ēn′, -ĭn)
n.
An alkaloid drug, C20H26N2O, that acts as a dopamine blocker and mitigates symptoms of withdrawal from various psychoactive drugs, including heroin and cocaine. Ibogaine is used to treat drug addiction in some countries, including Canada, but is illegal in the United States.
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Inspired by ibogaine's apparent medicinal properties to treat addiction, MMED's scientific co-founder, Stanley Glick, PhD, MD, invented synthetic molecules that are related to ibogaine known as 18-MC.
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Manufacturers say Ibogaine works by instantly relieving withdrawal symptoms and suppressing cravings for heroin and cocaine.
The plant extract Ibogaine could save the NHS millions each year in costly detox treatments.
The use and abuse of cannabis (marijuana and hashish), hallucinogens (LSD, mescal, peyote, Ibogaine, Ecstasy), stimulants (speed, crack/cocaine, crank, methamphetamine), and inhalants (gasoline, paint thinner, solvents, aerosol sprays, cleaning fluids, nitrous oxide), should be documented, if possible.
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