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Alkaloids, Emetics


Drugs acting on the gastrointestinal system and metabolism (3)

EMETINE (316-42-7, 483-18-1)  
Emetine Hydrochloride  ·  Methylcephaeline  ·  Ipecine
Emetine is a drug used as both an anti-protozoal and to induce vomiting. It is produced from the ipecac root. It takes its name from its emetic properties.
Cephaeline (483-17-0, 5853-29-2)  
cephaline  ·  cephaelin  ·  desmethylemetine
Cephaeline is an alkaloid that is found in Cephaelis ipecacuanha and other plant species including Psychotria acuminata. Cephaeline induces vomiting by stimulating the stomach lining and is found in commercial products such as syrup of ipecac. Chemically, it is closely related to emetine.
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