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Molecular properties generated using the CDK
|Compound class||Synthetic organic|
|International Nonproprietary Names|
|Ephedrine is a sympathomimetic amine, hypothesised to act principally as a β-adrenoceptor agonist. Natural ephedrine is used in Chinese traditional medicine as a treatment for asthma and bronchitis.
Chemically, ephedirine can exist as four stereoisomers: the (1R,2S) and (1S,2R) pair of enantiomers is known as ephedrine ( with the INN racephedrine aknowledging the racemic mixture), while (1R,2R) and (1S,2S) pair is known as pseudoephedrine. The (1R,2S) isomer is also named (-)-ephedrine or D-ephedrine. The (1S,2S) isomer being (+)-ephedrine or L-ephedrine. Pseudoephedrine is much less active than ephedrine.
|CAS Registry No.||299-42-3 (source: DrugBank)|
|GtoPdb PubChem SID||135650234|
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