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Title: Pirlindole  
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Subject: Metralindole, Monoamine oxidase inhibitor, Cimoxatone, Mebanazine, Metfendrazine
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Systematic (IUPAC) name
Clinical data
Legal status
  • Prescription only
Routes Oral
CAS number
ATC code None
Chemical data
Formula C15H18N2 
Mol. mass 226.32 g/mol

Pirlindole (Lifril, Pyrazidol) is a reversible inhibitor of monoamine oxidase A (RIMA) which was developed and is used in Russia as an antidepressant.[1]:337 It is structurally and pharmacologically related to metralindole.

See also


  1. ^ Medvedev AE, et al. The influence of the antidepressant pirlindole and its dehydro-derivative on the activity of monoamine oxidase A and GABAA receptor binding. Chapter 36 in MAO - The Mother of all Amine Oxidases (Journal of Neural Transmission. Supplementa). Eds Finberg JPM, Youdim MBH, Riederer P, Tipton KF. Special edition of Journal of Neural Transmission, Suppl. 52 1st ed. 1998 ISBN 978-3211830376

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