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Escitalopram Oxalate (Code C47518)

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Preferred Name: Escitalopram Oxalate

Definition: The oxalate salt of escitalopram, a pure S-enantiomer of the racemic bicyclic phthalane derivative citalopram, with antidepressant activity. As a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), escitalopram blocks the reuptake of serotonin by neurons in the central nervous system (CNS), thereby potentiating CNS serotonergic activity.

NCI-GLOSS Definition: A drug used to treat depression and certain anxiety disorders. It belongs to the family of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).

Display Name: Escitalopram Oxalate

Label: Escitalopram Oxalate

NCI Thesaurus Code: C47518 (Search for linked caDSR metadata)  (search value sets)

NCI Metathesaurus Link: C1170746  (see NCI Metathesaurus info)

Synonyms & Abbreviations: (see Synonym Details)
5-Isobenzofurancarbonitrile, 1-(3-(dimethylamino)propyl)-1-(4-fluorophenyl)-1,3-dihydro-,(1S)-, ethanedioate(1:1)
Escitalopram Oxalate
Lu 26-054-0

External Source Codes: 
CAS Registry Number 219861-08-2 (see NLM ChemIDplus info)
PDQ Closed Trial Search ID 497135
PDQ Open Trial Search ID 497135 (check for NCI PDQ open clinical trial info)
UMLS CUI C1170746

Other Properties:
     Name Value (qualifiers indented underneath)
Accepted_Therapeutic_Use_For Major Depressive Disorder in Adolescents
Chemical_Formula C20H21FN2O.C2H2O4
code C47518
Contributing_Source CTRP
Contributing_Source FDA
Legacy_Concept_Name Escitalopram_Oxalate
Semantic_Type Pharmacologic Substance

Additional Concept Data: 
Defined Fully by Roles: No  


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