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khat:

see staff treestaff tree,
common name for some temperate members of the Celastraceae, a family of trees and shrubs (many of them climbing forms), widely distributed except in polar regions.
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Evaluation of immunomodulatory activities of methanolic extract of khat (Catha edulis, Forsk) and cathinone in Swiss albino micc.
Khat (Catha edulis) generates reactive oxygen species and promotes hepatic cell apoptosis via MAPK activation.
[11.] Pantelis C, Hindler CG, Taylor JC (1989) Use and abuse of khat (Catha edulis): a review of the distribution, pharmacology, side effects and a description of psychosis attributed to khat chewing.
D'Heygere et al., "Acute liver failure secondary to khat (Catha edulis)induced necrotic hepatitis requiring liver transplantation: Case report," Transplantation Proceedings, vol.
Mekonen, "Khat (Catha edulis Forsk) chewing, sociodemographic description and its effect on academic performance, Jimma University students 2002," Ethiopian Medical Journal, vol.
Wondmagegn, "Prevalence and determinants of khat (Catha edulis) chewing among high school students in eastern ethiopia: a cross-sectional study," PLoS ONE, vol.
The 500-year globalisations of Catha edulis and Caffea arahica have followed parallel but contrasting trajectories.
Khat (Catha edulis) is a flowering green shrub typically ingested by chewing the leaves or may be brewed as tea to bring the desired effect.
Chemical pharmacology of Catha edulis. J Med Pharm Chem 1961 Mar; 3(2): 323-352.
The garden remains one of the few places to have a licence from the Home Office to grow, for display purposes only, cannabis, opium poppies and Catha edulis, an addictive stimulant native to the Horn of Africa).
Khat (Catha edulis) is a green shrub that grows in several countries in eastern and southern Africa and the Arabian Peninsula.