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Systematic (IUPAC) name
1-(3-chlorophenyl)- 7,8-dimethoxy- 4-methyl- 5H-2,3-benzodiazepine
CAS Registry Number 82230-53-3 YesY
ATC code None
PubChem CID: 71257
ChemSpider 64387 YesY
UNII 2LP301A921 YesY
Chemical data
Formula C18H17ClN2O2
Molecular mass 328.79
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Girisopam[1] (GYKI-51189) is a drug which is a 2,3-benzodiazepine derivative, related to tofisopam[2] and zometapine. It has selective anxiolytic action with no sedative, anticonvulsant or muscle relaxant effects.[3][4][5]

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  1. ^ US Patent 4322346
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  3. ^ Andrási F, Horváth K, Sineger E, Berzsenyi P, Borsy J, Kenessey A, Tarr M, Láng T, Kórösi J, Hámori T. Neuropharmacology of a new psychotropic 2,3-benzodiazepine. Arzneimittelforschung. 1987 Oct;37(10):1119-24.
  4. ^ Horváth K, Andrási F, Botka P, Hámori T. Anxiolytic profile of girisopam and GYKI 52,322 (EGIS 6775). Comparison with chlordiazepoxide and buspirone. Acta Physiologica Hungarica. 1992;79(2):153-61.
  5. ^ Horváth EJ, Salamon C, Bakonyi A, Fekete MI, Palkovits M. [(3)H]-girisopam, a novel selective benzodiazepine for the 2, 3-benzodiazepine binding site. Brain Research. Brain Research Protocols. 1999 Jul;4(2):230-5.