yohimbine

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yohimbine

[yō′him‚bīn]
(pharmacology)
C21H26N2O3 An alkaloid derived from plants that is a weak blocker of alpha-adrenergic receptors, used as a mydriatic and in the treatment of impotence.
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It is available in tablet form as the prescription drug Yocon (yohimbine hydrochloride), an [alpha].sub.2] -adrenergic blocker that increases blood flow to the penis.
Doctors have prescribed yohimbine hydrochloride to increase blood flow in peripheral blood vessels, including those that supply blood to the penis.
Yohimbine hydrochloride is available as a prescription drug and has a greater potential for success.