Menispermum


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menispermum

(ˌmɛnɪˈspɜːməm)
n
(Plants) any of several tropical climbing plants of the genus Menispermum of the family Menispermaceae
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Noun1.menispermum - climbing herbsMenispermum - climbing herbs      
magnoliid dicot genus - genus of dicotyledonous flowering plants regarded as among the most primitive of extant angiosperms
family Menispermaceae, Menispermaceae, moonseed family - herbaceous or woody climbers
Canada moonseed, common moonseed, Menispermum canadense, yellow parilla - a woody vine of eastern North America having large oval leaves and small white flowers and purple to blue-black fruits
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Fangchinoline was also isolated from Stephania tetrandra, Cyclea barbata, Hypscrpa nitida, Stepahania cepharantha, Stephaniae hainanensis, and Menispermum dauricum (Zhang 2005).
Tinospora cordifolia (Willd) (Miers ex Hook F & Thoms) is also known as Cocculus cordifolius Dec, Menispermum cordifolium Willd, and Tinospora glabra (N Brum) Merr.
Phenolic alkaloids from Menispermum dauricum has been shown to demonstrate a protective effect against myocardial cerebral ischemia/reperfusion injury in rabbits (Wang, F.
vitacea, woodbine; Smilax hispida, green briar; Toxicodendron radicans, poison ivy; Menispermum canadense, moonseed; and Vitis riparia, riverbank grape.