A sympathetic nerve stimulant resembling adrenaline, its effect on the unstriped muscular fibres is remarkable. It acts promptly in relieving swellings of the mucous membrane. It has valuable antispasmodic properties, acts on the air passages and is of benefit in asthma and hay fever; it is also employed for rheumatism; a 5 to 10 per cent solution has mydriatic properties, prophylactically used for low blood pressure in influenza, pneumonia, etc. Used in tablet form for oral or hypodermic administration and in ampuls for hypodermic, intramuscular and intravenous use. It can advantageously be used in solution with liquid paraffin, either alone or in conjunction with methol camphor and oil of thyme. Dose, 1/2 to 1 grain. Synonyms include Ephedra, and Ma Huang.
vasoactive chemical found in some plants that dilates airways, shrinks mucous membranes, and may increase blood pressure and heart rate.
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
a sympathomimetic drug that stimulates both a- and B-adrenergic receptors
A sympathomimetic drug that stimulates thermogenesis in laboratory animals and humans. Animal studies show that it may reduce fat content and, therefore, body weight by mechanisms that probably involve increased expenditure and reduced food intake.
a sympathomimetic drug that stimulates thermogenesis, or the generation of body heat that results from normal digestion, absorption and metabolism of food
the product of the herb ma huang or ephedra. A stimulant which has been sold as asthma medication. Popular in diet and "energy" supplements. Causes increase in heart rate and blood pressure. Should not be used by people with problems with either. People on MAO inhibitors should not use. Common dosage: 10:1 ratio of caffeine to ephedrine. Watch for % yield on label. Average dose is 20mg ephedrine.
A crystalline alkaloid extracted from Chinese ephedras or synthesized and used in the form of a salt for relief of hayfever, asthma, and nasal congestion.
A common ingredient in herbal dietary supplements used for weight loss. Ephedrine can slightly suppress your appetite, but no studies have shown it to be effective in weight loss. Ephedrine is the main active ingredient of ephedra. Ephedra is also known as Ma Huang, not ephedrine. High doses of ephedra can cause very fast heartbeat, high blood pressure, irregular heart beats, stroke, vomiting, psychoses and even death.
Has been used in the treatment of several disorders, including asthma, heart failure, and rhinitis for its central nervous system stimulatory effects in the treatment of narcolepsy and depression. Ephedrine is on the IOC list of banned substances.
Ephedrine (EPH) is a sympathomimetic amine similar in structure to the synthetic derivatives amphetamine and methamphetamine. Ephedrine is commonly used as a stimulant, appetite suppressant, concentration aid, decongestant and to treat hypotension associated with regional anaesthesia. Chemically, it is an alkaloid derived from various plants in the genus Ephedra (family Ephedraceae).