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Compound Summary for: CID 5983

Physostigmine

Also known as: Eserine; Antilirium; Physostol; Esromiotin; Ezerin; Calabarine; Erserine; Fysostigmin; (-)-physostigmine
Molecular Formula: C15H21N3O2   Molecular Weight: 275.34614   InChIKey: PIJVFDBKTWXHHD-HIFRSBDPSA-N
A cholinesterase inhibitor that is rapidly absorbed through membranes. It can be applied topically to the conjunctiva. It also can cross the blood-brain barrier and is used when central nervous system effects are desired, as in the treatment of severe anticholinergic toxicity.   From: MeSH
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