Active Ingredient History

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Yohimbine is a plant alkaloid with alpha-2-adrenergic blocking activity. Yohimbine has been used as a mydriatic and in the treatment of impotence. The exact mechanism for its use in impotence has not been fully elucidated. Yohimbine exerts antagonist actions at halpha(2A)-AR, h5-HT(1B), h5-HT(1D), and hD(2) sites, partial agonist actions at h5-HT(1A) sites. Yohimbine-mediated norepinephrine release at the level of the corporeal tissues may also be involved. In addition, beneficial effects may involve other neurotransmitters such as dopamine and serotonin and cholinergic receptors. Yohimbine has a mild anti-diuretic action, probably via stimulation of hypothalmic center and release of posterior pituitary hormone. Reportedly yohimbine exerts no significant influence on cardiac stimulation and other effects mediated by (beta)-adrenergic receptors. Its effect on blood pressure, if any, would be to lower it; however, no adequate studies are at hand to quantitate this effect in terms of Yohimbine dosage. Side effect of Yohimbine include anxiety, tremor, palpitations, diarrhea, and supine hypertension.   NCATS

  • SMILES: COC(=O)[C@H]1[C@@H](O)CC[C@H]2CN3CCc4c([nH]c5ccccc45)[C@@H]3C[C@H]12
  • Mol. Mass: 354.45
  • ALogP: 2.65
  • ChEMBL Molecules:
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(16alpha,17alpha)-17-hydroxyyohimban-16-carboxylic acid methyl ester | 17alpha-hydroxyyohimban-16alpha-carboxylic acid methyl ester | aphrodine | corynine | johimbin | prowess plain | quebrachin | quebrachine | yocon | yohimbic acid methyl ester | yohimbin | yohimbine | (+)-yohimbine | yohimbine hcl | yohimbine hydrochloride


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