Medetomidine analogs as selective agonists for the human alpha2-adrenoceptors.

alpha(2)-Adrenoceptor (AR) agonists have therapeutic applications in a variety of diseases. Medetomidine, an alpha(2)-AR agonist, belongs to 4-substituted imidazole class of compounds and is highly selective for the alpha(2)-AR. The benzylic methyl group of medetomidine and naphthalene imidazole was proposed to interact with rat brain alpha(2)-ARs via a… CONTINUE READING