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Compound Summary for: CID 4581

Octopamine

Also known as: Norsynephrine; 4-(2-Amino-1-hydroxyethyl)phenol; octopaminum; Octapamine; Norfen; p-Norsynephrin; Norsympatol; Octopamine [INN]
Molecular Formula: C8H11NO2   Molecular Weight: 153.17844   InChIKey: QHGUCRYDKWKLMG-UHFFFAOYSA-N
An alpha-adrenergic sympathomimetic amine, biosynthesized from tyramine in the CNS and platelets and also in invertebrate nervous systems. It is used to treat hypotension and as a cardiotonic. The natural D(-) form is more potent than the L(+) form in producing cardiovascular adrenergic responses. It is also a neurotransmitter in some invertebrates.   From: MeSH
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