Sennosides

Senno glycosides

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.

ATC Classification

Code
Title
Category
Senna glycosides
A Alimentary tract and metabolism → A06 Laxatives → A06A Laxatives → A06AB Contact laxatives

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