ATC Group: A06AB06 Senna glycosides

Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System

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Senna glycosides

Hierarchical Position

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Title
5
A06AB06
Senna glycosides

Active Ingredients

Chemical substance
Description

The sugar moiety of the sennosides is removed by bacteria in the large intestine releasing the active anthrone fraction. This stimulates peristalsis via the submucosal and myenteric nerve plexuses.