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ma huang



1. Any of various East Asian ephedras, especially Ephedra sinica, from which ephedrine and other alkaloids are obtained.
2. See ephedra.
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A proprietary form of ma huang which, given its content of ephedrine-like alkaloids, has been self-administered to produce euphoria; HE is composed of ephedrine (ma huang) or pseudoephedrine, and caffeine (koala nut), stimulants that simulate the effects of Ecstasy. It has been marketed as an ‘advanced designer recreational supplement’
Route Oral
Pharmacology CNS stimulant, hallucinogenic properties, alertness, paranoia, sensory distortion
Adverse reactions Hypertension, seizures, acute MI, strokes, death

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Chinese and Herbal medicine
A shrub, the stem of which contains ephedrine, which is a bronchodilator, diaphoretic, diuretic and vasoconstrictor; it is used to treat asthma, bronchitis, fever, fluid retention, hypotension, paraesthesias, to stimulate the central nervous system and to suppress the appetite.
Toxic effects
Ephedra should not be used in patients with cardiac or thyroid disease, diabetes or hypertension.
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Customs spokesman Leon Bedington has stated that MaHuang, also known as Hydroxycut, was not classified as a performance-enhancing drug under customs law and was widely available over the counter in other countries.
The components of 10 groups of MFXD consisting of different batches of Mahuang, Fuzi, and Xixin were analyzed by UPLC-MS/MS.
Lv, "Clinical application of Mahuang Fuzi Xixin decoction," Clinical Journal of Chinese Medicine, vol.
Wang, "Review on clinical application of Mahuang Fuzi Xixin decoction," Journal of Practical Traditional Chinese Medicine, vol.
Currently, a series of clinical trials have shown that the representative formula Mahuang Gancao Ganjiang Decoction (MGGD) in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can significantly ease the symptoms and improve the quality of life in patients suffering from exogenous cold stress [9, 10].
MGGD-formula was composed of the following traditional Chinese herbal medicines as recorded by the "Formulas of Chinese Medicine" [13]: Mahuang (Ephedra) 20 g, Gancao (Liquorice) 30 g, and Ganjiang (dried ginger) 30 g, which were composed in 2 : 3 : 3 proportion.
In China, Mahuang Gancao Ganjiang Decoction used in the treatment of typhoid symptoms has a long history.