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Mini-Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry


ISSN (Print): 1389-5575
ISSN (Online): 1875-5607

Cardioactive Agents from Plants

Author(s): Rosa Martha Perez Gutierrez and Efren Garcia Baez

Volume 9 , Issue 7 , 2009

Page: [878 - 899] Pages: 22

DOI: 10.2174/138955709788452612

Price: $65


This review presents 201 compounds isolated and identified from plants that present cardioactive activity. These substances have been classified by chemical groups and each provides the most relevant information of its pharmacological activity, action mechanism, chemical structure, spectroscopic date and other properties. Chemical structures have been drawn to indicate the stereochemistry. In this review the summary of the scientific information of plants that present biological activity and the compounds responsible for this activity is presented, which introduces the reader to the study of medicinal plants and also provide bibliographic references, where a detailed study of pharmacology can be found.

Keywords: Hypertensive, heart disease, bradycardiac, antiarrhythmic, thrombosis, vasorelaxing

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