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An indole alkaloid used as a peripheral vasodilator to increase blood flow to the brain.
Vincamine is a peripheral vasodilator that increases blood flow to the brain . Generic drugs containing vincamine exist in specific regions. Most common drug preparations are in the sustained release forms. Vincamine is an indole alkaloid found in the leaves of Vinca minor, comprising about 25-65% of the indole alkaloids found in Vinca minor by weight. It is also found in the species Catharanthus roseus. It can be synthesized from related alkaloids. Vincamine is often used as a nootropic agent to combat the effects of aging, or in conjunction with other nootropics for a variety of purposes.
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A major alkaloid of Vinca minor L., Apocynaceae. It has been used therapeutically as a vasodilator and antihypertensive agent, particularly in cerebrovascular disorders.
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