Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An alkaloid drug, C20H26N2O, that acts as a dopamine blocker and mitigates symptoms of withdrawal from various psychoactive drugs, including heroin and cocaine. Ibogaine is used to treat drug addiction in some countries, including Canada, but is illegal in the United States.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An alkaloid extracted from the Kongo-plant and iboga. It produces anæsthesia like cocaine and acts upon the medulla like cola.

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  • noun A naturally-occurring psychoactive compound found in a number of plants, principally iboga, and used for medicinal and ritual purposes in African spiritual traditions of the Bwiti.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French ibogaïne, from New Latin (Tabernanthē) iboga, species name of shrub in whose root it is found, probably ultimately from Ghetsogho (Bantu language of Gabon) ibogha; akin to boghaga, to cure.]

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iboga +‎ -ine

Examples

  • This treatment is a naturally occurring compound called ibogaine, which is found in the Tabernathe Iboga tree, which grows naturally in parts of Africa.

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  • This treatment is a naturally occurring compound called ibogaine, which is found in the Tabernathe Iboga tree, which grows naturally in parts of Africa.

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  • But researchers now suspect that the plant's active ingredient, a hallucinogen called ibogaine, may have other uses as well.

    A Psychedelic Trip To The End Of Addiction

  • One of the most controversial, a botanical called ibogaine, may help alleviate a broad range of dependencies.

    New Ways To Stay Clean

  • Use of a plant-based substance called ibogaine has, like UROD, been touted as a “quick fix” for addiction and is accordingly very appealing to addicts who would like to avoid the conventional forms of treatment.

    Helping the Addict You Love

  • Use of a plant-based substance called ibogaine has, like UROD, been touted as a “quick fix” for addiction and is accordingly very appealing to addicts who would like to avoid the conventional forms of treatment.

    Helping the Addict You Love

  • Use of a plant-based substance called ibogaine has, like UROD, been touted as a “quick fix” for addiction and is accordingly very appealing to addicts who would like to avoid the conventional forms of treatment.

    Helping the Addict You Love

  • A dozen human studies of MDMA, LSD, a powerful African drug called ibogaine and psilocybin, from so-called "magic mushrooms," are now under way, testing the once-stigmatized drugs as treatments for not only PTSD, but also cluster headaches and addiction, as well as anxiety and depression in cancer patients.

    Scientific American

  • A dozen human studies of MDMA, LSD, a powerful African drug called ibogaine and psilocybin, from so-called "magic mushrooms," are now under way, testing the once-stigmatized drugs as treatments for not only PTSD, but also cluster headaches and addiction, as well as anxiety and depression in cancer patients.

    Scientific American

  • My guess is she has a serious ibogaine addiction to combat emotional distress brought on by not having any friends in the mostly liberal high school she went to (check out Fear and Loathing on the campaign trail to understand that one).

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