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Octopamine MeSH Descriptor Data 2021


MeSH Heading
Octopamine
Tree Number(s)
D02.033.100.291.525
D02.092.063.291.525
D02.092.211.215.811.651
D02.092.471.683.725
Unique ID
D009655
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D009655
Scope Note
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.
Entry Term(s)
4-Octopamine
Norsympatol
Norsynephrine
alpha-(Aminoethyl)-4-hydroxybenzenemethanol
p-Octopamine
para-Octopamine
Pharm Action
Adrenergic alpha-Agonists
Vasoconstrictor Agents
Registry Number
14O50WS8JD
Related Numbers
104-14-3
CAS Type 1 Name
Benzenemethanol, alpha-(aminomethyl)-4-hydroxy-
Public MeSH Note
91; NORSYNEPHRINE was heading 1963-90
Online Note
use OCTOPAMINE to search NORSYNEPHRINE 1966-90
History Note
91; NORSYNEPHRINE was heading 1963-90
Date Established
1991/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2013/07/08
Octopamine Preferred
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