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CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Proteinogenic amino acid

Chemical Name


Foreign Names

  • Histidinum (Latin)
  • Histidin (German)
  • Histidine (French)
  • Histidina (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Histidine (OS: USAN, DCF, BAN)
  • Istidina (OS: DCIT)
  • L-Histidine (OS: JAN)
  • Glyoxaline-alanine (IS)
  • His (IS)
  • β-Imidazole-alanine (IS)
  • Histidin (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Histidine (PH: BP 2016, Ph. Eur. 8, USP 38)
  • Histidinum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • L-Histidine (PH: JP XVI)
  • Histidine Hydrochloride (OS: BANM)
  • L-Histidine Monohydrochloride (OS: JAN)
  • Gerulcin (IS)
  • Histidine monohydrochloride (IS)
  • Histidine (chlorhydrate d') monohydraté (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Histidine Hydrochloride Monohydrate (PH: BP 2016)
  • Histidine hydrochloride monohydrate (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Histidinhydrochlorid-Monohydrat (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Histidini hydrochloridum monohydricum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names

  • Histidine
    Astar, Taiwan; Fuh Sheng, Taiwan; Sinton, Taiwan; Siu Guan, Taiwan; Tai Yu, Taiwan
  • Hisulx
    Nang Kuang, Taiwan
  • Magenstin
    Oriental, Taiwan


BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
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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