[Old and new alpha 2-adrenoceptor agonists. 1. Xylazine and medetomidine].


The "discovery" of alpha 2-receptors permits the explanation of the mechanism of xylazine that was hitherto poorly understood. The substance can be classified as an alpha 2-adrenoceptor agonist. In the near future two new alpha 2-adrenoceptor agonists will be available in Germany: medetomidine for small animals and detomidine for large animals. Also a new… (More)


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