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Ecgonine, whose term in the official IUPAC nomenclature is: acid (1R, 5S), 3S-hydroxy-8-methyl-8-azobicycle [3.2.1] octane-2R-oic is a naturally occurring alkaloid.
Ecgonine has a brute or molecular formula C9H15NO3 and its name derives from the Greek: ékgonos = born from. This substance as well as being present in nature is an organic compound that is obtained by hydrolysis of cocaine and other alkaloids.
Ecgonine is a carboxylic derivative of tropine, constituting the chemical nucleus of cocaine, of which, however, it does not have the anesthetizing action except in minimal quantities.

It is a tertiary base that has a carboxylic group and an alcoholic group, it is naturally present in small quantities in the free state in the leaves of coca (Erythroxylum coca Lam.) Which is a plant of the Erythroxylaceae family native to the central and northern tropical regions. Western South America.

Warning: The information is not medical advice and may not be accurate. The contents are for illustrative purposes only and do not replace medical advice.

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