laudanosine


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laudanosine

[lȯ′dan·ə‚sēn]
(organic chemistry)
C21H27NO4 An alkaloid that is the methyl ether of laudanine; the optically inactive form crystallizes from dilute alcohol and melts at about 115°C; the levorotatory active form crystallizes from light petroleum solution and melts at 89°C.
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As previously stated, atracurium undergoes Hofmann elimination; one of the metabolites associated with this elimination path is laudanosine, which has been reported to cross the blood-brain barrier and decrease the seizure threshold.
Only glaucine and laudanosine inhibited K+-induced uterine contractions more than oxytocin-induced uterine contractions.