Pinacidil

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Pinacidil
Pinacidil structure.svg
Names
IUPAC name
N-cyano-N'-pyridin-4-yl-N''-(1,2,2-trimethylpropyl)guanidine
Identifiers
3D model (Jmol)
ChemSpider
ECHA InfoCard 100.150.851
UNII
Properties
C13H19N5
Molar mass 245.32346
Pharmacology
C02DG01 (WHO)
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Infobox references

Pinacidil is a cyanoguanidine drug that opens ATP-sensitive potassium channels producing peripheral vasodilatation of arterioles.[1] It reduces blood pressure and peripheral resistance and produces fluid retention.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gollasch M, Bychkov R, Ried C, Behrendt F, Scholze S, Luft FC, Haller H (1995). "Pinacidil relaxes porcine and human coronary arteries by activating ATP-dependent potassium channels in smooth muscle cells". J. Pharmacol. Exp. Ther. 275 (2): 681–92. PMID 7473155. 
  2. ^ Reynolds, James Blair; Martindale, William L. (1996). The extra pharmacopoeia (31st ed.). London: Royal Pharmaceutical Society. pp. 2739 pages. ISBN 0-85369-342-0. 

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