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|Title:||Method of treating pulmonary hypertension with benzidine prostaglandins|
|Abstract:||The present invention is concerned with methods for the prophylaxis, treatment and diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension which comprise the administrative of an effective amount of a compound of formula (I) ##STR1## wherein a is an integer of from 1 to 3; X and Y, which may be the same or different, are selected from --O-- and --CH.sub.2 --; R is --(CH.sub.2).sub.5 R.sup.1 wherein R.sup.1 is hydrogen or methyl, or R is cyclohexyl, or R is --CH(CH.sub.3)CH.sub.2 C.tbd.CCH.sub.3 ; and the dotted line represents an optional double bond; or of a physiologically acceptable salt or acid derivative thereof. Medicaments and diagnostic aids for use in the methods of the invention are also within the scope of the invention.|
|Inventor(s):||Tadepalli; Anjaneyulu S. (Durham, NC), Long; Walker A. (Chapel Hill, NC), Crow; James W. (Raleigh, NC), Klein; Kenneth B. (Chapel Hill, NC)|
|Assignee:||Burroughs Wellcome Co. (Research Triangle Park, NC)|
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|United Kingdom||8814438||Jun 17, 1988|
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