National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program
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Nomination Summary for Hydergine (N20036)

Hydergine

Specific Substances: Hydergine

Nomination Date: 05/31/2000

Nominator: NCI

Rationale: Hydergine is an ergot alkaloid prescription drug recently promoted for use as a "smart drug" for healthy individuals seeking cognition enhancement. Little information on the carcinogenic or mutagenic potential of hydergine or closely related ergot alkaloids was found.

NTP Principles: not specified

Status: Deferred


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CASRN: 8067-24-1

Agent Name: Hydergine

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