World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article


Article Id: WHEBN0014264656
Reproduction Date:

Title: Elfazepam  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Nitrazepate, Ro48-8684, Ethyl carfluzepate, Nortetrazepam, Flubromazolam
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia


Systematic (IUPAC) name
Clinical data
Legal status
CAS number  YesY
ATC code None
ChemSpider  YesY
Chemical data
Formula C19H18ClFN2O3S 
Mol. mass 408.87

Elfazepam[1] is a drug which is a benzodiazepine derivative.[2] Presumably it has sedative and anxiolytic actions like those of other benzodiazepines.

It has appetite stimulating properties in animals.[3][4] The mechanism for increasing feed intake is not clear and has been subject of investigation.[5] It has been found that elfazepam suppresses gastric acid secretion.[6]


  1. ^ U.S. Patent 4,010,154
  2. ^
  3. ^ Baile, CA.; McLaughlin, CL. (Nov 1979). "A review of the behavioral and physiological responses to elfazepam, a chemical feed intake stimulant.". J Anim Sci 49 (5): 1371–95.  
  4. ^ Baile, CA.; Naylor, J.; McLaughlin, CL.; Catanzaro, CA. (Aug 1981). "Endotoxin-elicited fever and anorexia and elfazepam-stimulated feeding in sheep.". Physiol Behav 27 (2): 271–7.  
  5. ^ Keim, DA.; Baile, CA.; Bolton, JR.; Wangsness, PJ.; Della Fera, MA. (Jan 1979). "Abomasal function following injections of elfazepam and 9-aza-cannabinol.". Pharmacol Biochem Behav 10 (1): 63–70.  
  6. ^ Van Den Broek, GW.; Robertson, J.; Keim, DA.; Baile, CA. (Jul 1979). "Feeding and depression of abomasal secretion in sheep elicited by elfazepam and 9-aza-cannabinol.". Pharmacol Biochem Behav 11 (1): 51–6.  

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.