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ibogaine

[ ih-boh-guh-een ]
/ ɪˈboʊ gəˌin /
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noun Pharmacology.
an alkaloid, C20H26N2O, obtained from an African shrub, Tabernanthe iboga, having antidepressant and hallucinogenic properties.
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Origin of ibogaine

From French ibogaïne (1901), from New Latin iboga the shrub's specific epithet (said to be from an Indigenous language of the Congo) + French -ine -ine2

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Medical definitions for ibogaine

ibogaine
[ ĭ-bōgə-ēn′, -ĭn ]

n.
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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