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Definition of "ephedrine" []

  • A white, odorless, powdered or crystalline alkaloid, C10H15NO, isolated from shrubs of the genus Ephedra or made synthetically. It is used in the treatment of allergies and asthma. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ephedrine" in a sentence
  • "The products contain ephedrine, which is banned by the NCAA."
  • ""Our policy for years, it's a written policy, is that we do not allow any products that contain ephedrine, ephedra ..., except as they're prescribed for drugs.""
  • "Orioles team physician William Goldiner agreed with the coroner's call for a ban but noted that teams can do little to stop it because ephedrine is legal."