Ritanserin

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ritanserin

(Science: chemical) A selective and potent serotonin-2 antagonist that is effective in the treatment of a variety of syndromes related to anxiety and depression. The drug also improves the subjective quality of sleep and decreases portal pressure.

Pharmacological action: anti-anxiety agents, antidepressive agents, second-generation, antipsychotic agents, serotonin antagonists.

Chemical name: 5H-Thiazolo(3,2-a)pyrimidin-5-one, 6-(2-(4-(bis(4-fluorophenyl)methylene)-1-piperidinyl)ethyl)-7-methyl-