Skip to Content
Medical Term:


Pronunciation: yo-him'ben

Definition: An alkaloid, the active principle of yohimbé, the bark of Corynanthe yohimbi (family Rubiaceae); it produces a competitive blockade, of limited duration, of adrenergic a-receptors; has also been used for its alleged aphrodisiac properties.

© Copyright 2016 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review Date: Sep 19, 2016.