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Aconitine

  • Rong Yan
  • Li Li
  • Guan-Hua DuEmail author
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Abstract

Aconitum plants (Wu Tou, Ranunculaceae family) have been widely used to treat various diseases, such as rheumatism, knee pain, herpes zoster, scabies, and other disorders in China for thousands of years. Aconitine was previously used as an antipyretic and analgesic. However, the clinical application of aconitine is limited by its high toxicity.

Keywords

Aconitum Aconitine Antipyretic Analgesic 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Beijing Key Laboratory of Drug Targets Identification and Drug Screening, Centre for Pharmaceutical ScreeningInstitute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical CollegeBeijingChina

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