Definition of yohimbine in English:


Syllabification: yo·him·bine
Pronunciation: /yōˈhimˌbēn


  • A toxic crystalline compound obtained from the bark of the yohimbe tree, used as an adrenergic blocking agent and also in the treatment of impotence.
    • An alkaloid; chemical formula: C21H26O3N2
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    • Before Viagra was developed, doctors sometimes prescribed a natural compound called yohimbine derived from the bark of an African tree.
    • Two open reports have suggested that yohimbine is an effective treatment for SSRI-induced sexual dysfunction.
    • After one month placebo-treated patients were crossed over to yohimbine and yohimbine patients continued in the same manner.


late 19th century: from yohimbe + -ine4.

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