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Systematic (IUPAC) name
CAS number 4360-12-7
ATC code C01BA05
PubChem 20367
Chemical data
Formula C20H26N2O2 
Mol. mass 326.433 g/mol
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Ajmaline is a class Ia antiarrhythmic agent. It is often used to Bring out typical findings of ST elevations in patients suspected of having Brugada syndrome.

The compound was first isolated by Salimuzzaman Siddiqui in 1931 [1] from the roots of Rauwolfia serpentina. He named it Ajmaline, after Hakim Ajmal Khan, one of the most illustrious practitioners of Unani system of medicine in South Asia.[2]


  1. ^ Siddiqui, S. & Siddiqui, R.H. (1931). Journal of the Indian Chemical Society, vol. 8, pp. 667-680.
  2. ^ Ahmed Nasim Sandilvi (2003), Salimuzzaman Siddiqui: pioneer of scientific research in Pakistan. Daily Dawn. 12 April, 2003. Retrieved on 19 July 2007.

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