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 (ĭ-bō′gə-ēn′, -ĭn)
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.

[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.]


(Medicine) med a psychoactive compound found in plants and used as a dopamine blocker
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He is best known for his BBC documentary Detox or Die, in which he took the controversial anti-addiction drug ibogaine which has helped many people to come off heroin - and killed others.
There is also the use of iboga and ibogaine for the treatment of addictions, particularly alcohol and opiate addictions, where withdrawal symptoms can be bypassed entirely, helping individuals become addiction-free with only one application.
His search for a cure takes him to Africa where he takes Ibogaine, one of the most powerful psychedelic substances known to mankind.
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com, Mueller, 33, will reportedly undertake an intensive seven-day treatment plan that includes a drug called Ibogaine meant to help her kick her habit for good, reports the Daily Mail.
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It inhibited muscular fatigue in both in vitro and in vivo studies, similar to the activity of ibogaine (97).