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ephedrine

/ɪˈfɛdrɪn; ˈɛfɪˌdriːn; -drɪn/
noun
1.
a white crystalline alkaloid obtained from plants of the genus Ephedra: used for the treatment of asthma and hay fever; l-phenyl-2-methylaminopropanol. Formula: C6H5CH(OH)CH(NHCH3)CH3
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin ephedra + -ine²
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