January 2005
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1311
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A definition of the medical term "maté" is presented. Maté refers to the tea made from the leaves of Ilex paraguayensis. It contains caffeine and tannin. Maté is diaphoretic and diuretic when taken in large quantities. The definition is from the "Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary," published by F.A. Davis Co.


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