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Descriptor in English: Berberine
Descriptor in Spanish: Berberina
Descriptor in Portuguese: Berberina
Descriptor in French: Berbérine
Entry term(s): Umbellatine
Tree number(s): D03.132.098.057.100
D03.633.400.168.100
Scope note: An alkaloid from Hydrastis canadensis L., Berberidaceae. It is also found in many other plants. It is relatively toxic parenterally, but has been used orally for various parasitic and fungal infections and as antidiarrheal.
Allowable Qualifiers: AA analogs & derivatives
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
History Note: 91(76); was see under BERBINES 1976-90
DeCS UI: 1625
Descriptor UI: D001599
Date Established: 1991/01/01
Date of Entry: 1975/07/25
Revision Date: 2016/05/27
Berberine - Preferred
Concept UI M0002396
Scope note An alkaloid from Hydrastis canadensis L., Berberidaceae. It is also found in many other plants. It is relatively toxic parenterally, but has been used orally for various parasitic and fungal infections and as antidiarrheal.
Preferred term Berberine
Entry term(s) Umbellatine



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