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Bemegride



Bemegride
Systematic (IUPAC) name
4-Ethyl-4-methyl-2,6-piperidinedione
Identifiers
CAS number 64-65-3
ATC code R07AB05
PubChem 2310
Chemical data
Formula C8H13NO2 
Mol. mass 155.2 g/mol
Synonyms Methetharimide
β,β-methylethylglutarimide
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Bemegride is a CNS stimulant and antidote for barbiturate poisoning. As a stimulant is approximately as potent as phendimetrazine or pemoline.

Additional recommended knowledge

Bemegride is also known as Megimide.

John Bodkin Adams case

For more details on this topic, see John Bodkin Adams#Gertrude Hullett.

Bemegride is noted in legal history as the drug suspected serial killer John Bodkin Adams failed to prescribe to his patient Gertrude Hullett. She died of a barbiturate overdose on 23 July 1956.


 
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