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The Chemical Entities of Biological Interest (ChEBI) ontology is downloaded weekly from EMBL-EBI at http://www.ebi.ac.uk/chebi/. The data is made available under the Creative Commons License (CC BY 3.0, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/). For more information see: Degtyarenko et al. (2008) ChEBI: a database and ontology for chemical entities of biological interest. Nucleic Acids Res. 36, D344–D350.

Term:ractopamine
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Definition:A diastereoisomeric mixture of approximately equal amounts of all four possible diastereoisomers of 4-(1-hydroxy-2-{[4-(4-hydroxyphenyl)butan-2-yl]amino}ethyl)phenol. A beta-adrenergic agonist, it is used (generally as the hydrochloride salt) as a feed additive for use in pigs and other livestock to promote protein deposition, resulting in leaner meat. The R,R diastereoisomer, butopamine, is responsible for most of the leanness-enhancing effects. While use of ractopamine has been banned in over 120 countries including throughout the EU, in the US it used in an estimated 80% of all beef, pork and turkey production.
Synonyms:related_synonym: (+-)-all-rac-p-hydroxy-alpha-({[3-(p-hydroxyphenyl)-1-methylpropyl]amino}methyl)benzyl alcohol;   ractopamina;   ractopaminum
 xref: CAS:97825-25-7
 xref_mesh: MESH:C060897
 xref: PMID:12597381;   PMID:24128546;   PMID:24200573;   PMID:24444392;   PMID:24465573;   PMID:24548851;   PMID:24569651;   PMID:24621596;   PMID:24799633;   PMID:24853343;   PMID:25057027;   Wikipedia:Ractopamine


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    chemical entity 874
      chemical substance 58
        mixture 54
          diastereoisomeric mixture 0
            ractopamine 0
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  CHEBI ontology 874
    subatomic particle 859
      composite particle 859
        hadron 859
          baryon 859
            nucleon 859
              atomic nucleus 859
                atom 859
                  main group element atom 849
                    main group molecular entity 847
                      s-block molecular entity 731
                        hydrogen molecular entity 717
                          hydrides 345
                            inorganic hydride 243
                              pnictogen hydride 239
                                nitrogen hydride 239
                                  azane 232
                                    ammonia 232
                                      organic amino compound 232
                                        secondary amino compound 33
                                          4-(1-hydroxy-2-\{[4-(4-hydroxyphenyl)butan-2-yl]amino\}ethyl)phenol 0
                                            butopamine 0
                                              ractopamine 0
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