ibogaine


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ibogaine

[ə′bō·gə‚ēn]
(organic chemistry)
C26H32O2N2 An alkaloid isolated from the stems and leaves of the shrub Tabernanthe iboga, crystallizing from absolute ethanol as prismatic needles, melting at 152-153°C, soluble in ethanol, ether, and chloroform; used in medicine.
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Glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor mediates the desirable actions of the anti-addiction drug ibogaine against alcohol consumption.
It's important to recognize that whether it's drinking coffee in Seattle, smoking hookah in Istanbul, sipping sake in Tokyo, or eating ibogaine in the jungles of Cameroon, drug use is something that is deeply ingrained in the cultural traditions of humanity.
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A subculture of advocates who say the hallucinogen ibogaine alleviates addiction to opiates has welled up from New York City and spread to small clinics and informal treatment networks across the globe.
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Meanwhile, a private Vancouver firm employs ibogaine, an unregulated mind-altering plant from West Africa, to help addicts kick their vice.
Manufacturers say Ibogaine works by instantly relieving withdrawal symptoms and suppressing cravings for heroin and cocaine.
The plant extract Ibogaine could save the NHS millions each year in costly detox treatments.
The use and abuse of cannabis (marijuana and hashish), hallucinogens (LSD, mescal, peyote, Ibogaine, Ecstasy), stimulants (speed, crack/cocaine, crank, methamphetamine), and inhalants (gasoline, paint thinner, solvents, aerosol sprays, cleaning fluids, nitrous oxide), should be documented, if possible.
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