- Guide to PHARMACOLOGY
terguride is an approved drug
Compound class: Synthetic organic
Comment: Terguride is an ergoline type serotonin receptor antagonist/dopamine receptor agonist.
Ligand Activity Visualisation Charts
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|No information available.|
|Summary of Clinical Use|
|Full marketing authorisation in Japan only.
The EMA has granted orphan designation for the tretament of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension, and systemic sclerosis.
|Mechanism Of Action and Pharmacodynamic Effects|
|Terguride is a serotonin receptor antagonist, with highest affinity for 5-HT2B and 5-HT2A receptor subtypes. In the treatment of PAH, terguride binds to serotonin receptors in blood vessel walls and inhibits its actions on the smooth muscle cells. Thus counter-acts PAH. The MMOA in systemic sclerosis appears to involve inhibition of the serotonin-induced abnormal growth of fibrous connective tissue associated with this disease.|