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File:Octamoxin skeletal.svg
Systematic (IUPAC) name
Clinical data
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CAS Number 4684-87-1
ATC code none
PubChem CID 20811
ChemSpider 19587
Chemical data
Formula C8H20N2
Molar mass 144.26 g/mol[[Script error: No such module "String".]]
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Octamoxin (trade names Ximaol, Nimaol), also known as 2-octylhydrazine, is an irreversible and nonselective monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) of the hydrazine class that was used as an antidepressant in the 1960s but is now no longer marketed.[1][2][3][4]

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  1. "Dictionary of pharmacological agents - Google Books". 
  2. "13-06781. Octamoxin [Archived]: The Merck Index". 
  3. Levy J, Michel-Ber E (1966). "[Relations between the antidepressive effects of octamoxine revealed by 3 pharmacological tests and inhibition of cerebral monoamine oxidase in mice]". Thérapie (in French). 21 (4): 929–45. PMID 5925088. 
  4. Gayral L, Stern H, Puyuelo R (1966). "[Indications and results of the treatment of mental depression by octamoxine (ximaol)]". Thérapie (in French). 21 (5): 1183–90. PMID 5976767.