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Emetine MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Emetine
Tree Number(s)
D03.132.316
D03.633.100.531.321
Unique ID
D004640
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D004640
Scope Note
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.
Entry Term(s)
Emetine Dihydrochloride
Emetine Hydrochloride
Ipecine
Methylcephaeline
Pharm Action
Amebicides
Antinematodal Agents
Cathartics
Emetics
Protein Synthesis Inhibitors
Registry Number
X8D5EPO80M
Related Numbers
316-42-7
483-18-1
U52OG12P96
CAS Type 1 Name
Emetan, 6',7',10,11-tetramethoxy-
NLM Classification #
QV 255
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2017/12/08
Emetine Preferred
Emetine Hydrochloride Narrower
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