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Introduction: Papaverine

Description of Papaverine

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

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Papaverine -- Teratogenic Agent:
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Papaverine: An opiate alkaloid isolated from the plant Papaver somniferum and produced synthetically. As a direct-acting smooth muscle relaxant, papaverine is not closely related to the other opium alkaloids in structure or pharmacological actions; its mechanism of action may involve the non-selective inhibition of phosphodiesterases and direct inhibition of calcium channels. This agent exhibits antiviral activities against respiratory syncytial virus, cytomegalovirus, and HIV. (NCI04)
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Papaverine: opium alkaloid used as a smooth muscle relaxant and weak analgesic.
Source: CRISP

Papaverine: An alkaloid found in opium but not closely related to the other opium alkaloids in its structure or pharmacological actions. It is a direct-acting smooth muscle relaxant used in the treatment of impotence and as a vasodilator, especially for cerebral vasodilation. The mechanism of its pharmacological actions is not clear, but it apparently can inhibit phosphodiesterases and it may have direct actions on calcium channels.
Source: MeSH 2007

Papaverine: Related Topics

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Papaverine as a Disease

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

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

Symptoms of Papaverine (Papaverine -- Teratogenic Agent)

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Source - MeSH 2007

Broader terms for Papaverine

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Source - CRISP

Hierarchical classifications of Papaverine

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