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2-aminoguanidine
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Description

Aminoguanidine is an organic compound that is used as a drug to treat diabetic nephropathy, a kidney disease caused by diabetes. It is also used to treat other conditions such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and Huntington's disease. Aminoguanidine works by blocking the formation of advanced glycation end products (AGEs), which are proteins that form when glucose binds to proteins in the body. This can help reduce inflammation and oxidative stress, which can lead to tissue damage.

Aminoguanidine has been linked to some toxic effects, including liver damage, kidney damage, and an increased risk of cancer. It can also cause nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.

Associated brand names:
  ▸ Aminoguanidine Bicarbonate
  ▸ Aminoguanidine Hydrochloride
  ▸ Aminoguanidine Sulfate
  ▸ Aminoguanidine Phosphate
  ▸ Aminoguanidine Nitrate

Synonyms
  • aminoguanidine
  • guanyl hydrazine
  • hydrazinecarboximidamide
  • imino semicarbazide
  • monoaminoguanidine
  • pimagedine
Classifications
  • supplement

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