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MPTP
COMMON & BRAND NAMES
None
EFFECTS CLASSIFICATION
Industrial Toxin / Poison
CHEMICAL NAME
1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,5,6-tetrahydropyridine
DESCRIPTION
MPTP is a contaminant that can result from sloppy synthesis of MPPP, a street analog of the opioid meperidine (Demerol). It is a known industrial toxin that was responsible for a rash of Parkinsons-like cases in the early 1980s which spurred the development of the federal Analogue Act in the U.S.
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