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A crystalline alkaloid, found in the bark of the tropical African yohimbe tree Corynanthe yohimbe, that acts as a noradrenalin (norepinephrine) agonist (3) and is taken as a sympathomimetic central nervous system stimulant drug and, in its hydrochloride form, as an aphrodisiac. Formula C21H26N2O3. [From Bantu yohimbé the yohimbe tree + -ine indicating an organic compound]

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