Norfenefrine

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Norfenefrine
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Systematic (IUPAC) name
3-(2-amino-1-hydroxyethyl)phenol
Clinical data
AHFS/Drugs.com International Drug Names
Legal status
  • Prescription only
Identifiers
CAS number 536-21-0 N
15308-34-6 (hydrochloride)
ATC code C01CA05
PubChem CID 4538
ChemSpider 4379 YesY
UNII D2P3M6SRN5 YesY
KEGG D08286 YesY
ChEMBL CHEMBL358040 YesY
Synonyms Norfenephrine
Norphenephrine
Norphenylephrine
meta-Norsynephrine
meta-Octopamine
3-Octopamine
Chemical data
Formula C8H11NO2 
Molecular mass 153.178 g/mol
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Norfenefrine (INN) or meta-octopamine (3-octopamine), also known as 3,β-dihydroxyphenethylamine, is an adrenergic agent used as a sympathomimetic drug which is marketed in Europe, Japan, and Mexico.[1][2] Along with its structural isomer p-octopamine and the tyramines, norfenefrine is a naturally occurring, endogenous trace amine and plays a role as a minor neurotransmitter in the brain.[3]

Some brand names for it include Coritat, Energona, Hypolind, and Novadral.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Macdonald F (1997). Dictionary of Pharmacological Agents. CRC Press. p. 104. ISBN 978-0-412-46630-4. Retrieved 24 April 2012. 
  2. ^ Index Nominum 2000: International Drug Directory. Taylor & Francis. 2000. p. 750. ISBN 978-3-88763-075-1. Retrieved 24 April 2012. 
  3. ^ Danielson TJ, Boulton AA, Robertson HA (December 1977). "m-Octopamine, p-octopamine and phenylethanolamine in rat brain: a sensitive, specific assay and the effects of some drugs". Journal of Neurochemistry 29 (6): 1131–5. doi:10.1111/j.1471-4159.1977.tb06519.x. PMID 340613.