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Systematic (IUPAC) name
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  • ℞ (Prescription only)
CAS Number 306-19-4
ATC code none
PubChem CID 9375
ChemSpider 9007
Synonyms Angorvid, Betamezid, Neomarsilid, Pivazide, Pivhydrazine
Chemical data
Formula C12H18N2O
Molar mass 206.28 g/mol[[Script error: No such module "String".]]
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Pivalylbenzhydrazine (trade name Tersavid), also known as pivazide or pivhydrazine, is an irreversible and nonselective monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) of the hydrazine chemical class that was previously used as an antidepressant in the 1960s, but has since been discontinued.[1][2][3]

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  1. Herman ZS, Sokola A, Lenartowicz H, Zieliński M, Depta L (1976). "The influence of antidepressive drugs on the level of acetylcholine and on the acetylcholinesterase activity in the brain of rats". Polish Journal of Pharmacology and Pharmacy. 28 (4): 313–21. PMID 981020. 
  2. Bolton GC, Griffiths LA (1979). "The metabolic disposition of [14C]pivhydrazine, [14C]mebanazine, and [14C]benzylhydrazine in the rat". Drug Metabolism and Disposition: the Biological Fate of Chemicals. 7 (6): 388–92. PMID 43225. 
  3. Mikhaĭlova TV, Gilev AP, Khavronina-Gureeva ZP (1969). "[Central effects of betamezide]". Farmakologiia I Toksikologiia (in Russian). 32 (6): 652–6. PMID 5381593.