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Meprobamate MeSH Descriptor Data 2021


MeSH Heading
Meprobamate
Tree Number(s)
D02.241.081.251.510
Unique ID
D008620
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008620
Scope Note
A carbamate with hypnotic, sedative, and some muscle relaxant properties, although in therapeutic doses reduction of anxiety rather than a direct effect may be responsible for muscle relaxation. Meprobamate has been reported to have anticonvulsant actions against petit mal seizures, but not against grand mal seizures (which may be exacerbated). It is used in the treatment of ANXIETY DISORDERS, and also for the short-term management of INSOMNIA but has largely been superseded by the BENZODIAZEPINES. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p603)
Entry Term(s)
Dapaz
Equanil
Meprospan
Miltown
Méprobamate Richard
Tranmep
Visano
Pharm Action
Anticonvulsants
Hypnotics and Sedatives
Muscle Relaxants, Central
Anti-Anxiety Agents
Registry Number
9I7LNY769Q
Related Numbers
57-53-4
CAS Type 1 Name
1,3-Propanediol, 2-methyl-2-propyl-, dicarbamate
NLM Classification #
QV 77.9
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2016/07/01
Meprobamate Preferred
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