ma-huang


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Ma-huang

(mah-hwahng'),
Chinese name for Ephedra equisetina.
[Chinese]

e·phed·ra

(e-fed'ră)
(Ephedra sinica and other spp.) An herbal supplement now banned in the United States, where it was used as a weight-loss supplement. Severe toxicities and adverse effects reported (e.g., stroke, cardiac arrest, seizure, psychotic attacks); over 800 reports of related illness; the compounds also included substances banned for use by athletes.
Synonym(s): ma-huang, Mormon tea, popotillo.
[L., horsetail, fr. G. ephedros, sitting on]

ma-huang

(mah-hwahng)
Chinese name for Ephedra equisetina.
[Chinese]