4-aminopyridine

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4-aminopyridine

1. a central nervous system stimulant and a pharmacological antagonist to d-tubocurarine and ketamine-diazepam. Used experimentally as a neuromuscular potentiator in the treatment of botulism.
2. a bird repellent which will poison animals that eat the treated grain accidentally. Horses show fright, sweating, convulsions and sudden death.
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It is worth mentioning that the notable feature of this oxidant is that even amine such as a- methyl aminopyridine (entry, 11) and flurene (entry, 12) were easily converted to corresponding carbonyl compounds with reasonable yields.
Over the past few years, work has moved ahead rapidly on drugs called aminopyridines, which block potassium channels.
Under the terms of the purchase agreement, Acorda was assigned two key licensing and research agreements relating to the use of aminopyridines in peripheral neuropathies and to two early stage development candidates.
DCES Professor of Organic Chemistry Prof Yousef Hijji and Professor of Biochemistry Lakshmaiah Sreerama gave lectures on "microwave assisted synthesis of aminopyridines Schiff bases and characterisation as selective cyandie colormetric sensor" and "Lawsone-Schiff-bases as novel reagents for visualisation of latent fingerprint and their enhancement with anions".