The Fenfluramine Metabolite (+)-Norfenfluramine Is Vasoactive

@article{Ni2004TheFM,
  title={The Fenfluramine Metabolite (+)-Norfenfluramine Is Vasoactive},
  author={Wei Ni and Melissa Wei Li and Keshari M. Thakali and Gregory D. Fink and Stephanie W. Watts},
  journal={Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics},
  year={2004},
  volume={309},
  pages={845 - 852}
}
  • W. Ni, M. Li, +2 authors S. Watts
  • Published 2004
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
The anorexigen (+)-fenfluramine was used for treatment of obesity until the association of use with valvular heart disease and primary pulmonary hypertension. (+)-Fenfluramine has been found in Chinese and Korean slimming pills. The hepatic metabolite of (+)-fenfluramine, (+)-norfenfluramine, has affinity for 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT)2A and 5-HT2B receptors. We tested the hypothesis that (+)-norfenfluramine contracts arterial smooth muscle in a 5-HT receptor-dependent manner and acts as a… Expand
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