A pharmacologic congener of serotonin that contracts smooth muscle and has actions similar to those of tricyclic antidepressants. It has been proposed as an oxytocic.

Pharmacological action: antidepressive agents, second-generation, oxytocics, serotonin agonists.

Chemical name: Quinoline, 2-(1-piperazinyl)-

(12 Dec 1998)

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