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Clinical data
Synonyms Angorvid, Betamezid, Neomarsilid, Pivazide, Pivhydrazine
Routes of
ATC code
  • none
Legal status
Legal status
  • In general: ℞ (Prescription only)
CAS Number
PubChem CID
ECHA InfoCard 100.005.620 Edit this at Wikidata
Chemical and physical data
Formula C12H18N2O
Molar mass 206.28 g/mol

Pivhydrazine (trade name Tersavid), also known as pivalylbenzhydrazine and pivazide, is an irreversible and non-selective monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) of the hydrazine family. It was formerly used as an antidepressant in the 1960s, but has since been discontinued.[1][2][3]

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  1. ^ Herman, ZS; Sokola, A; Lenartowicz, H; Zieliński, M; Depta, L (May–June 1976). "The influence of antidepressive drugs on the level of acetylcholine and on the acetylcholinesterase activity in the brain of rats". Polish Journal of Pharmacology and Pharmacy. 28 (4): 313–321. ISSN 0301-0244. OCLC 1586290. PMID 981020. 
  2. ^ Bolton, GC; Griffiths, LA (November–December 1979). "The metabolic disposition of [14C]pivhydrazine, [14C]mebanazine, and [14C]benzylhydrazine in the rat". Drug Metabolism and Disposition. 7 (6): 388–392. ISSN 0090-9556. OCLC 1784380. PMID 43225. Retrieved 2011-09-15. 
  3. ^ Mikhaĭlova, TV; Gilev, AP; Khavronina-Gureeva, ZP (1969). "[Central effects of betamezide]". Farmakologii︠a︡ i toksikologii︠a︡. (in Russian). 32 (6): 652–656. ISSN 0014-8318. OCLC 1568906. PMID 5381593.