quebracho (ke-brah´cho)

The dried bark of a genus of trees, Aspidosperma quebrachoblanco (family Apocynaceae); has been used as a respiratory stimulant in emphysema, dyspnea, and chronic bronchitis; the two chief alkaloids are aspidospermine and quebrachine. [Port. quebrahacho, fr. quebrar, to break, + hacha, axe, referring to the hardness of the wood]


Browse Medical References:

[A] [B] [C] [D] [E] [F] [G] [H] [I] [J] [K] [L] [M]
[N] [O] [P] [Q] [R] [S] [T] [U] [V] [W] [X] [Y] [Z]