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(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.


(ĭ-bō′gə-ēn′, -ĭn)
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.

ibogaine (īˑ·bō·gyān),

n stimulant that can be hallucinogenic at high doses; used in lower doses to treat addiction, primarily in Europe. In the United States, ibogaine is a schedule I substance (a substance that has a high potential for abuse).
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Pharmacodynamics and therapeutic applications of iboga and ibogaine in psychotherapy and for controlling narcotic dependence.
On the basis of word of mouth, the ibogaine scene has quadrupled in the last 5 years," says Ken Alper, a psychiatrist at the New York University School of Medicine in New York City.
In the past, Ibogaine treatment has only been available privately at pounds 500 a time.
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ayahuasca, ibogaine, psilocybin mushrooms and peyote) have a long history of use within a medical or religious context (e.
Lex Kogan, Ibogaine developer, has spoken out in support of a recent CDC question-and-answer session.
Recently, ibogaine has resurfaced as a non-FDA approved, experimental detoxification treatment for heroin and other addictions, but it wasn't until I read Marlene's book that I understood iboga's cultural origins.
18-MC was the result of rational drug design program aimed at generating a molecule with anti-addictive properties that lacked the toxicities seen with ibogaine.