pareira


Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.

pa·rei·ra

(pă-rā'ră),
Pareira brava, the root of Chondodendron tomentosum and other species of Chondodendron (family Menispermaceae), a vine of the tropic Americas; one of the chief sources of d-tubocurarine; has diuretic and urinary antiseptic properties.
[Pg. parreira, vine trained against a wall]

pareira

Herbal medicine
An amazonian vine that is a primary source of a neuromuscular blocking substance, curare, of which the alkaloid tubocurarine is the active component. Tubocurarine has been used for strychnine poisoning, tetanus intoxication, to relax muscles in fractures, to treat polio and cerebral palsy, and for seizures.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Brazil gaffer Pareira said this week: "We are not the hot favourites.
Raith could have pulled one back on the half-hour when Vincent Talio took a pass from Ramon Pareira and forced hisway into the box but he was blocked by Vata.
Then he also had to be held back from getting to the referee, Spaniard Melo Pareira, and, amazingly, escaped a disciplinary rap by UEFA even though millions must have seen his blatant fury on TV.
The Republic captain could count himself lucky to receive only a stern lecture from Brazilian official Pareira da Silva.
Butler, Bonnie Greene, Edward Wong, Katharine Bryson, Marlo Javier DeLuca, Cresio Romeu Pareira, Claudia Vallone Silva, Juan Menares, Jerome Robert, Stefan Weber, Marena Carlo, Kenji Kono, Najwa A.
Pareira is well known in securities and investment banking circles as a founder and the former President of First Equity Corp.
Everything went good for them after the first goal,'' Trinidad coach Sebestian Pareira said.
Tenders are invited for Supply Installation Testing & commissioning Of New Street Light Poles With LED Fittings In Pareira Nagar Area, Ward No.
Pareira, became the first winner of the World Cup at the new Meydan race course.
Antinociceptive and anti-arthritic activity has been reported of Cissampelos pareira roots (Amresh, G.
He led the first of many driving attacks that pinned Iran into their own penalty area when vigorous Irish appeals for a penalty were denied by Brazilian ref Pareira da Silva.
Henry, infuriated by the antics of defender Jan Michaelsen, narrowly escaped punishment from UEFA for a spectacular show of ill-temper which was also aimed at Portuguese referee Vitor Pareira.