IUPAC_name = 2-dimethylaminoethyl 2-(4-chlorophenoxy)acetate
| C=12 | H=16 | Cl=1 | N=1 | O=3
molecular_weight = 257.713
Centrophenoxine (also called Meclofenoxate, and formerly sold under the brand name Lucidril) is a drug used to treat the symptoms of
senile dementiaand Alzheimer's Disease. It is a compound of two biochemicals: "dimethylaminoethanol" (DMAE) and " parachlorophenoxyacetate" (pCPA). DMAE is a natural substance, found especially in fish, and also produced in the human brain. pCPA is a synthetic compound that resembles a variety of plant hormones called auxins.
Like DMAE, it is a to the
neurotransmitter acetylcholineand may increase levels of this chemical in the CNS. It also increases cellular membrane phospholipids which is considered by some to be an important antiaging effect. It is clinically showed to improve memory, have aq mental stimulant effect, and general cognition.
It is also used
off-labelas a nootropic, often combined with a racetamdrug such as piracetam. A typical nootropic dose is 250-3,000 mg taken in 1 or more doses.
=Side Effects &
Centrophenoxine is generally considered safe. However possible side effects may include nausea or mild dizziness. People with severely high blood pressure or convulsive disorders such as
epilepsyshould avoid Centrophenoxine.  Large doses may cause tight jaw clenching.
1. [http://www.worldhealth.net/p/aadr-centrophenoxine.html Centrophenoxine Page @ The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine]
* [http://www.lef.org/prod_hp/abstracts/centrophenoxineabs.html Collection of Scientific Abstracts on Centrophenoxine]
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