Psychology Wiki


34,203pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk0 Share

Assessment | Biopsychology | Comparative | Cognitive | Developmental | Language | Individual differences | Personality | Philosophy | Social |
Methods | Statistics | Clinical | Educational | Industrial | Professional items | World psychology |

Biological: Behavioural genetics · Evolutionary psychology · Neuroanatomy · Neurochemistry · Neuroendocrinology · Neuroscience · Psychoneuroimmunology · Physiological Psychology · Psychopharmacology (Index, Outline)

Centrophenoxine chemical structure

IUPAC name
CAS number
ATC code


Chemical formula C12H16ClNO3
Molecular weight 257.713
Elimination half-life
Pregnancy category
Legal status
Routes of administration

Centrophenoxine (also called Meclofenoxate, and formerly sold under the brand name Lucidril®) is a drug used to treat the symptoms of senile dementia and Alzheimer's Disease. It is a compound of two biochemicals: dimethylaminoethanol (DMAE) and parachlorophenoxyacetate (pCPA). DMAE is a natural substance, found especially in fish, and also produced in the human brain. pCPA is a synthetic compound that resembles to a variety of plant hormones called auxins.

Like DMAE, it is a precursor to the neurotransmitter acetylcholine and may increase levels of this chemical in the CNS. It is reported to improve memory and general cognition.

It is also used off-label as a nootropic, often combined with a racetam drug such as piracetam.

Side Effects & ContraindicationsEdit

Possible side effects may include nausea or mild dizziness. People with severely high blood pressure or convulsive disorders such as epilepsy should avoid Centrophenoxine. [1] Large doses may cause tight jaw clenching.


1. Centrophenoxine Page @ The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine

External linksEdit


This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia (view authors).

Ad blocker interference detected!

Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.

Also on Fandom

Random Wiki