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Compound Summary for: CID 6084

Papaverine

Also known as: PAPAVERINE HYDROCHLORIDE, Cardoverina, Cardiospan, Forpavin, Papaverine Hcl, 61-25-6, Cerebid, Delapav, Dilaves
Molecular Formula: C20H22ClNO4   Molecular Weight: 375.84598   InChIKey: UOTMYNBWXDUBNX-UHFFFAOYSA-N
An alkaloid found in opium but not closely related to the other opium alkaloids in its structure or pharmacological actions. It is a direct-acting smooth muscle relaxant used in the treatment of impotence and as a vasodilator, especially for cerebral vasodilation. The mechanism of its pharmacological actions is not clear, but it apparently can inhibit phosphodiesterases and it may have direct actions on calcium channels.   From: MeSH
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