Definitions for yohimbineyoʊˈhɪm bin

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

yo•him•bineyoʊˈhɪm bin(n.)

  1. an extract of the bark of the yohimbe or rauwolfia tree, used medicinally to oppose the effects of epinephrine.

    Category: Biochemistry

Origin of yohimbine:

1895–1900; yohimb (e ) + -ine2; perh. orig. formed in G


  1. yohimbine(Noun)

    A tryptamine alkaloid, the active chemical constituent of the medicinal herb Pausinystalia yohimbe: a stimulant and supposed aphrodisiac.


  1. Yohimbine

    Yohimbine is a mild MAOI with stimulant and aphrodisiac effects. It is sold as prescription medicine in pure form for the treatment of sexual dysfunction. Yohimbine was explored as a remedy for type 2 diabetes in animal and human models carrying polymorphisms of the α2A-adrenergic receptor gene.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Yohimbine

    A plant alkaloid with alpha-2-adrenergic blocking activity. Yohimbine has been used as a mydriatic and in the treatment of ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION. It is also alleged to be an aphrodisiac.


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