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4-Hydroxyamphetamine, also known as hydroxyamfetamine (INN and BAN), hydroxyamphetamine (USAN), oxamphetamine, norpholedrine, para-hydroxyamphetamine, and α-methyltyramine, is a sympathomimetic drug, that is, a drug that stimulates the sympathetic nervous system. When used in eye drops, it dilates the pupil. 4-Hydroxyamphetamine is sold in combination with tropicamide under the brand name Paremyd. It occurs as a metabolite of amphetamine. It is an agonist of human TAAR1.
In 1944, the US Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory researched the use of Paredrine to improve adaptation to night vision in submarine personnel. A significant improvement in adaptation was shown in the 17 subjects they tested.
Metabolic pathways of amphetamine
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