Khellin is a furanochromone, an organic compound which is derivative of chromone (1,4-benzopyrone) and furan. It has lipophilic properties and causes vasodilation (widening of blood vessels). It is found in the plant Ammi visnaga which has been used in Egyptian folk medicine. In Egypt, the plant "Khella" was used for renal colic. The incidence o..
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<chemical> A vasodilator that also has bronchodilatory action. It has been employed in the treatment of angina pectoris, in the treatment of asthma, and in conjunction with ultraviolet light a, has been tried in the treatment of vitiligo. ... Pharmacological action: bronchodilator agents, vasodilator agents. ... Chemical name: 5H-Furo(3,2-g)(
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Type: Term Pronunciation: kel′in Definitions: 1. The active principle in extracts of Ammi visnaga, an umbelliferous plant growing in the Near East; used in angina pectoris and asthma.
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