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Introduction: Loperamide

Description of Loperamide

Loperamide (medical condition): There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Loperamide during pregnancy...more »

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Loperamide -- Teratogenic Agent:
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Loperamide: A synthetic agent chemically related to the opiates with anti-diarrheal properties. Loperamide decreases gastro-intestinal motility by effects on the circular and longitudinal muscles of the intestine. Part of its anti-diarrheal effect may be due to a reduction of gastro-intestinal secretion produced by opioid receptor binding in the intestinal mucosa. (NCI04)
Source: Diseases Database

Loperamide: One of the long-acting synthetic ANTIDIARRHEALS; it is not significantly absorbed from the gut, and has no effect on the adrenergic system or central nervous system, but may antagonize histamine and interfere with acetylcholine release locally.
Source: MeSH 2007

Loperamide: Related Topics

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Loperamide as a Disease

Loperamide: Another name for Loperamide -- Teratogenic Agent (or close medical condition association).
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Loperamide: Related Diseases

Loperamide: Loperamide is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Symptoms of Loperamide (Loperamide -- Teratogenic Agent)

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Hierarchical classifications of Loperamide

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