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Chinese name for Ephedra equisetina.
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(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]
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Chinese name for Ephedra equisetina.
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References in periodicals archive ?
Estes, "Pharmacokinetics and cardiovascular effects of ma-huang (Ephedra sinica) in normotensive adults," Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, vol.
Ma-huang is a natural source of ephedrine, an adrenergic agent.