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Medical Term:

Viburnum prunifolium

Pronunciation: vi-bur'num pru'ni-fo'le-um

Definition: A medication derived from the root bark of Viburnum prunifolium (family Caprifoliaceae); contains viburnin; bitter resin; tannin; sugar; citric, malic, oxalic and valeric acids. Formerly used as a smooth muscle relaxant/antispasmodic (uterine).

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