Vincamine

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Vincamine
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ECHA InfoCard 100.015.070
Chemical and physical data
Formula C21H26N2O3
Molar mass 354.44 g/mol
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Vincamine is a monoterpenoid indole alkaloid found in the leaves of Vinca minor (lesser periwinkle), comprising about 25-65% of the indole alkaloids found in Vinca minor by weight. It can be synthesized from related alkaloids.[1]

Biological effects[edit]

Vincamine is a peripheral vasodilator that increases blood flow to the brain (sold under the trademark Oxybral SR) .

Generic drugs containing vincamine exist in specific regions.[clarification needed] Most common drug preparations are in the sustained release tablet forms.

Vincamine is often used as a nootropic agent to combat the effects of aging[clarification needed], or in conjunction with other nootropics (such as piracetam) for a variety of purposes.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Indole Alkaloids". Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry (Fifth ed.). Wiley-VCH. 1985. p. 393. ISBN 3-527-20100-9. 

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