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Pruni africani cortex

Pruni africani cortex Definition Pruni africani cortex, also called Pygei africani cortex or African plum tree bark, is a drug made from the whole or cut, dried bark of the African plum tree. The drug is used medicinally for the treatment of lower urinary tract disorders, especially benign prosta...

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