Ephedrine - Definition

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Ephedrine is an organic compound, derived from plants of the genus Ephedra. Stimulating and excitatory virtues are attributed to this substance for which the prescription and the commercialization are today banned in many countries. In others, however, ephedrine is used in medicine to treat hypotension and to promote weight loss. Numerous usage precautions must be observed and its use is strictly discouraged in children, pregnant women, and people suffering from diabetes and hypertension.