- an alkaloid, C20H26N2O, obtained from an African shrub, Tabernanthe iboga, having antidepressant and hallucinogenic properties.
Origin of ibogaine
< French ibogaïne (1901) < New Latin iboga the shrub's specific epithet (said to be < an indigenous language of the Congo) + French -ine -ine2
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Examples from the Web for ibogaine
Lotsof eventually took the drug to the Netherlands, where some of the first ibogaine clinics were born.
Ibogaine puts you in the middle of your struggle, in the middle of your pain.
The ibogaine ceremony begins when her heroin withdrawal reaches a breaking point.
Word Origin and History for ibogaine
nerve stimulant, 1901, from French ibogaine, from iboga, Congolese name of the shrub from which the chemical is extracted, + chemical suffix -ine (2).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A white powdery substance that can act as a hallucinogen, a memory stimulant, or a dopamine blocker that acts by stemming the craving for heroin and cocaine without causing dependency.
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