ipecacuanha


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ip·e·cac·u·an·ha

(ip'ĕ-kak'yū-an'ă),
The dried root of Uragoga (Cephaelis) ipecacuanha (family Rubiaceae), a shrub of Brazil and other parts of South America; contains emetine, cephaeline, emetamine, ipecacuanhic acid, psychotrine, and methylpsychotrine; has expectorant, emetic, and antidysenteric properties.
Synonym(s): ipecac
[native Brazilian word]

ip·e·cac·uan·ha

(ip'ĕ-kak-wahn'ă)
The dried root of Uragoga (Cephaelis) ipecacuanha (family Rubiaceae), a shrub found in Brazil and other parts of South America; contains emetine, cephaeline, emetamine, ipecacuanhic acid, psychotrine, and methylpsychotrine; has expectorant, emetic, and antidysenteric properties.

ipecacuanha

A drug once widely used to promote vomiting in people known to have taken poisons. Ipecacuanha is no longer recommended. It is no believed to prevent absorption even if given early and it may increase the risk of aspiration of the poison. The drug is, however, on the WHO official list.

ip·e·cac·uan·ha

(ip'ĕ-kak-wahn'ă)
The dried root of Uragoga (Cephaelis) ipecacuanha; has expectorant, emetic, and antidysenteric properties.
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Surgeons relied on false panaceas such as mercury, camphor, lead acetate, quinine, turpentine, tannin, and ipecacuanha not to cure the disease but to moderate its symptoms and intensity.
Micropropagacion in vitro de raicilla Psychotria ipecacuanha. Instituto Tecnologico de Costa Rica.
Influence of precursors on production of isoquinoline alkaloids in tissue cultures of Cephaelis ipecacuanha. Phytochemistry 35(4): 947-949.
The second section, focusing on 1690, discusses the French army's use of ipecacuanha in Alsace during a dysentery epidemic and on Helvetius's developing role as a military-medical contractor.
ipecacuanha, es una de estas plantas medicinales en peligro de extincion, debido principalmente a la sobreexplotacion y perdida de su habitat natural, (Alvez Garcia et al., 2005).
In recent years a much smaller cluster of commonly utilised medicines has emerged, including Arsenicum album, Bryonia, Ipecacuanha, Eucalyptus globulus, Natrum muriaticum, Chinchona and Veratrum album.
The stimulating effect of G[A.sub.3] on shoot induction has been reported in apple [30], Cephaelis ipecacuanha [31], and citrus [32].
La planta que produce la ipecacuanha fue largo tiempo desconocida; se creyo ser la Psychotria emetica, Clase Pentandria, Orden Monogynia, tambien la Viola ipecacuanha, Clase Syngenesia, Orden Monogynia.
His transaction with the Ipecacuanha sailors suggests that his experiments are dependent on the economic practices that encircle the island, practices that are in particular related to the hunting, trading, and shipping of animals across the tropics.
(6) Some significant examples from this group of natural products include the analgesic morphine from Papaver somniferum L., the anti-gout colchicine from Colchicum autumnale L., the emetic and antiamoebic emetine from Cephaelis ipecacuanha (Brot.) A.