ephedra

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Chinese ephedra yielding ephedrine Ephedra sinica , mahuang
white odorless powdered or crystalline alkaloid from plants of the genus Ephedra (especially Ephedra sinica) or made synthetically; used as a bronchodilator to treat bronchitis and asthma ephedrine
plants having small unisexual flowers and fleshy or winged fruit: in some classifications includes the genera Ephedra and Welwitschia as well as genus Gnetum family Gnetaceae , Gnetaceae
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