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yohimbine

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.

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