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ephedra

Pronunciation: e-fed'ra

Definition: Ephedra equisetina (family Gnetaceae). Ma huang; the plant source for the alkaloid ephedrine. Indigenous to China and India, it is 0.7% to over 1% ephedrine; also contains some pseudoephedrine.

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