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Descriptor English: Veratrum Alkaloids
Descriptor Spanish: Alcaloides de Veratrum
Descriptor Portuguese: Alcaloides de Veratrum
Descriptor French: Alcaloïdes de Veratrum
Entry term(s): Alkaloids, Veratrum
Tree number(s): D03.132.920
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D014704
Scope note: Alkaloids with powerful hypotensive effects isolated from American or European Hellebore (Veratrum viride Ait. Liliaceae and Veratrum album L. Liliaceae). They increase cholinergic and decrease adrenergic tone with appropriate side effects and at higher doses depress respiration and produce cardiac arrhythmias; only the ester alkaloids have been used as hypotensive agents in specific instances. They have been generally replaced by drugs with fewer adverse effects.
Annotation: antihypertensives
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AI antagonists & inhibitors
AN analysis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
EC economics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UR urine
Pharm Action: Antihypertensive Agents
Previous Indexing: Veratrum (1966-1974)
Public MeSH Note: 75; PROTOVERATRINE A was see under CEVANES 1975-79; PROTOVERATRINE A DERIVATIVES was see under CEVANES 1969-77; PROTOVERATRINE was see under VERATRUM 1963-68; CRYPTENAMINE (now see PROTOVERATRINES) was see under VERATRUM ALKALOIDS 1975-79, was see under VERATRUM 1963-74
History Note: 75
DeCS ID: 15109
Unique ID: D014704
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Date Established: 1975/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 1997/06/20
Veratrum Alkaloids - Preferred
Concept UI M0022614
Scope note Alkaloids with powerful hypotensive effects isolated from American or European Hellebore (Veratrum viride Ait. Liliaceae and Veratrum album L. Liliaceae). They increase cholinergic and decrease adrenergic tone with appropriate side effects and at higher doses depress respiration and produce cardiac arrhythmias; only the ester alkaloids have been used as hypotensive agents in specific instances. They have been generally replaced by drugs with fewer adverse effects.
Preferred term Veratrum Alkaloids
Entry term(s) Alkaloids, Veratrum



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