Phenylethylidenehydrazine

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Phenylethylidenehydrazine
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Clinical data
ATC code
  • none
Legal status
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  • In general: uncontrolled
Pharmacokinetic data
Biological half-life ~12 hours
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Chemical and physical data
Formula C8H10N2
Molar mass 134.18 g/mol
3D model (JSmol)

Phenylethylidenehydrazine (PEH), also known as 2-phenylethylhydrazone or β-phenylethylidenehydrazine, is an inhibitor of the enzyme GABA transaminase (GABA-T).[1][2] It is a metabolite of the antidepressant phenelzine and is responsible for its elevation of GABA concentrations.[1] PEH may contribute to phenelzine's anxiolytic effects.[citation needed]

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