ephedrine ephedrine  /ɪ ˈfɛd rɪn/


  • (n) 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


  1. Archer reversed himself because of the ephedrine industry's strong opposition and its threats of litigation, his spokesman said.
  2. Products with ephedrine had in the previous five years been linked to eight deaths and more than 1,400 health problems in Texas alone.
  3. An amphetamine-like stimulant derived from a Chinese herb, ephedrine was widely used for weight loss, but it seemed to pose serious health risks.


  1. Manchester slow walks local ban on cold pills

    MANCHESTER, Tenn. (AP) — At least one southern Middle Tennessee city wants to learn more before passing a local ordinance on cold medicine. Over the counter remedies containing ephedrine and pseudo-ephedrine are used in the illegal manufacture of methamphetamine. While several cities in Tennessee have passed local restrictions on purchases, the Chattanooga Times Free Press (http://bit.ly ...
    on August 6, 2013     Source: WDEF Chattanooga

  2. Manchester wary of meth precursor ordinance

    As more Tennessee municipalities pass ordinances requiring a doctor’s prescription for pseudoephedrine-based cold medicine, Manchester, Tenn., officials and a state advisory service are casting a wary eye on the new rules.
    on August 5, 2013     Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press

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  1. "FDA continues to warn consumers to avoid consumption of dietary supplements containing ephedrine alkaloids," said Andrew von Eschenbach, MD, Acting FDA Commissioner. "We will continue to do all we can to protect the public health against...
    on Feb 24, 2006 By: Dr Andrew von Eschenbach Source: FDA.gov

  2. "Now that Mexico has limited the amount of ephedrine that can be imported into Mexico, more ephedrine is being imported into the United States and then taken south across the border, manufactured into methamphetamine and then (brought) back into the...
    on Sep 24, 2007 By: Janet Napolitano Source: Yuma Sun

  3. "On a federal level we're trying to what individual states cannot," Burns said. "We know their are approximately nine companies that make .......... ephedrine and there is an obligation by the federal government to try and stop the flow of...
    on Mar 7, 2006 By: Scott Burns Source: Arkansas News

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