chinchona


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Noun1.Chinchona - any of several trees of the genus Cinchonachinchona - any of several trees of the genus Cinchona
genus Chinchona, genus Cinchona - large genus of trees of Andean region of South America having medicinal bark
Cartagena bark, Cinchona cordifolia, Cinchona lancifolia - Colombian tree; source of Cartagena bark (a cinchona bark)
calisaya, Cinchona calisaya, Cinchona ledgeriana, Cinchona officinalis - Peruvian shrub or small tree having large glossy leaves and cymes of fragrant yellow to green or red flowers; cultivated for its medicinal bark
Cinchona pubescens, cinchona tree - small tree of Ecuador and Peru having very large glossy leaves and large panicles of fragrant pink flowers; cultivated for its medicinal bark
cinchona, cinchona bark, Jesuit's bark, Peruvian bark - medicinal bark of cinchona trees; source of quinine and quinidine
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
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Los indigenas del Amazonas conocian el valor medicinal de la corteza de cinchona o chinchona para tratar la fiebre porque contiene quinina, aun cuando ellos no sabian de la existencia de este ingrediente activo.
Deaton suggests the divergence arose from different health habits, with the gentry having the wherewithal to take advantage of fancy and expensive new medical technologies such as variolation to prevent smallpox and chinchona bark to treat malaria.
Chinchona Cruz-Gonzales, chairperson of the Special Committee on Bases Conversion in the House of the Representatives, said that he cannot attend on the said date, to preserve the confidentiality of the proceedings which is pending before the Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc.
In recent years a much smaller cluster of commonly utilised medicines has emerged, including Arsenicum album, Bryonia, Ipecacuanha, Eucalyptus globulus, Natrum muriaticum, Chinchona and Veratrum album.