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Quinidine

"Quinidine" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

An optical isomer of quinine, extracted from the bark of the Cinchona tree and similar plant species. This alkaloid dampens the excitability of cardiac and skeletal muscles by blocking sodium and potassium currents across cellular membranes. It prolongs cellular action potential, and decreases automaticity. Quinidine also blocks muscarinic and alpha-adrenergic neurotransmission.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Quinidine" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Quinidine" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 27 publications over 21 distinct years, with a maximum of 2 publications in 1993 and 1999 and 2004 and 2014 and 2015 and 2017
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