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The genetic control of bufuralol metabolism in man.

  title={The genetic control of bufuralol metabolism in man.},
  author={Pierre Dayer and Luc P. Balant and F. Courvoisier and A. Kupfer and A. Kubli and A. Gorgia and Jean Fabre},
  journal={European journal of drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics},
  volume={7 1},
  • P. Dayer, L. Balant, J. Fabre
  • Published 1982
  • Medicine, Biology, Chemistry
  • European journal of drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics
Bufuralol (Ro 3 - 4787, Angium) is a non selective beta-adrenoceptor blocking drug with some degree of sympathomimetic action and a longer duration of action than propranolol. Plasma concentrations of bufuralol and 1'-hydroxybufuralol, its main blood derivative which shows similar beta-adrenoceptor blocking properties, were determined in healthy volunteers after a 60 mg oral and a 20 mg intravenous dose. Peak plasma concentrations were higher for the parent drug but due to a longer elimination… 
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  • Biology, Medicine
    Klinische Wochenschrift
  • 2005
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Importance of oxidative polymorphism and levomepromazine treatment on the steady-state blood concentrations of clomipramine and its major metabolites
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Effect of oxidative polymorphism (debrisoquine/sparteine type) on hepatic first-pass metabolism of bufuralol
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