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Systematic (IUPAC) name
(9R,10R)-10-(acetyloxy)-8,8-dimethyl-2-oxo-9,10-dihydro-2 H,8H-pyrano[2,3-f]chromen-9-yl (2R)-2-methylbutanoate
CAS number 477-32-7
ATC code C04AX24
PubChem 10157
Chemical data
Formula C 21H24O7  
Mol. mass 388.41 g/mol
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Visnadine (or visnadin) is a natural vasodilator.[1] It was first isolated from bishop's weed (Ammi visnaga), a plant indigenous to the Mediterranean region which has been used for centuries in Egypt as a spasmolytic.[2]


  1. ^ Durate, J; Vallejo I, Pérez-Vizcaino F, Jiménez R, Zarzuelo A, Tamargo J (1997). "Effects of visnadine on rat isolated vascular smooth muscles. .". Planta Med (Thieme Medical Publishers) 63 (3): 233–6. ISSN 1439-0221.  
  2. ^ Eric Smith, Norman Hosansky, W. G. Bywater, and Eugene E. van Tamelen (1957). "Constitution of Samidin, Dihydrosamidin and Visnadin". J. Am. Chem. Soc. 79 (13): 3534–3540. doi:10.1021/ja01570a062.  


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