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Compound Summary for: CID 3068143

Emetine

Also known as: EMETINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE; Emetine, dihydrochloride; Purum; Emetine HCl; Emetine.2HCl; 316-42-7; Amebicide; l-Emetine dihydrochloride
Molecular Formula: C29H42Cl2N2O4   Molecular Weight: 553.56078   InChIKey: JROGBPMEKVAPEH-GXGBFOEMSA-N
The principal alkaloid of ipecac, from the ground roots of Uragoga (or Cephaelis) ipecacuanha or U. acuminata, of the Rubiaceae. It is used as an amebicide in many different preparations and may cause serious cardiac, hepatic, or renal damage and violent diarrhea and vomiting. Emetine inhibits protein synthesis in EUKARYOTIC CELLS but not PROKARYOTIC CELLS.   From: MeSH
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