Jalap

Jal'ap noun [ French, from Spanish jalapa ; -- so called from Jalapa , a town in Mexico, whence it was first obtained.] (Medicine) The tubers of the Mexican plant Ipomœa purga (or Exogonium purga ), a climber much like the morning-glory. The abstract, extract, ...
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jalap

<medicine> The tubers of the Mexican plant Ipomoea purga (or Exogonium purga), a climber much like the morning-glory. The abstract, extract, and powder, prepared from the tubers, are well known purgative medicines. Other species of Ipomoea yield several inferior kinds of jalap, as the I. Orizabensis, and I. Tuberosa. False jalap, the root of ...
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Jalap

• (n.) The tubers of the Mexican plant Ipomoea purga (or Exogonium purga), a climber much like the morning-glory. The abstract, extract, and powder, prepared from the tubers, are well known purgative medicines. Other species of Ipomoea yield several inferior kinds of jalap, as the I. Orizabensis, and I. tuberosa.
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jalap

(from the article `Ipomoea`) ...are enlarged food-storage portions of the roots. Its leaves are oval to lobed, and the 5-cm (2-inch) flowers are pink to rose violet. It probably ...
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jalap

Type: Term Pronunciation: jal′ap Definitions: 1. The dried tuberous root of Exogonium purga, E. jalapa, or Ipomoea purga (family Convolvulaceae); used as a cathartic.
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Jalap

Jalap is a cathartic drug, its use largely archaic in the West, consisting of the tuberous roots of Ipomoea purga, a convolvulaceous plant growing on the eastern declivities of the Sierra Madre Oriental of Mexico at an elevation of 5000 to 8000 ft. above sea level, more especially about the neighbourhood of Chiconquiaco on the eastern slope of the...
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