Definition of Cinchona bark
1. Noun. Medicinal bark of cinchona trees; source of quinine and quinidine.
Group relationships: Chinchona, Cinchona
Generic synonyms: Bark
Medical Definition of Cinchona bark
1. A genus of rubiaceous south american trees that yields the toxic cinchona alkaloids from their bark; quinine, quinidine, chinconine, cinchonidine and others are used to treat malaria and cardiac arrhythmias. (12 Dec 1998)
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Literary usage of Cinchona bark
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1. Pharmaceutical Journal by Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (1857)
"Mr. Evans concluded by illustrating the structure of the principal varieties of cinchona bark, by a novel and very successful application of the ..."
2. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1883)
"Other authors of repute contend that the virtues of cinchona-bark were ... This was no other than cinchona-bark. Louis XIV purchased the secret for the sum ..."
3. The Condensed Chemical Dictionary: A Reference Volume for All Requiring by Francis Mills Turner, Daniel Deronda Berolzheimer, William Parker Cutter, John Helfrich, Chemical Catalog Company, Inc (1920)
"Derivation: Dried bark of Cinchona Yellow cinchona bark, Calisaya bark, ... Derivation: By extraction of certain varieties of cinchona bark, and subsequent ..."
4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Limited space here permits merely a sketch of the relation between the Jesuits and cinchona bark, with an elucidation of the terms "Jesuit's ..."
5. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences by Henry Watts (1870)
"cinchona bark. either in the forest itself, or in drier situations lower down ... The first chemical examination of cinchona bark appears to have been made ..."
6. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1833)
"... hich as cinchona bark, Jesuits' bark, or Peruvian bark is, ml long has been, the source of the most valuable tonic nd febrifuge medicines that have ever ..."