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Colfosceril Palmitate



ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Pulmonary surfactant

Treatment of neonatal respiratory distress syndrome

Chemical Name

Choline hydroxide, dihydrogen phosphate, inner salt, ester wit L-1,2-dipalmitin

Foreign Names

  • Colfoscerili palmitas (Latin)
  • Colfosceril palmitat (German)
  • Palmitate de colfosceril (French)
  • Palmitato de colfoscerio (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Colfoscéril (palmitate de) (OS: DCF)
  • Colfosceril Palmitate (OS: USAN, BAN)
  • 129Y83 (Burroughs Wellcome) (IS)
  • Dipalmitoyl phosphatidylcholine (IS)
  • DPPC (IS)

Brand Names


BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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