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e•phed•rine



Pronunciation: (i-fed'rin, ef'i-drēn", -drin), [key]
n. Pharm.
a white, crystalline alkaloid, C10H15N, obtained from a species of Ephedra or synthesized: used in medicine chiefly for the treatment of asthma, hay fever, and colds.

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