The pharmacology of cyclopropyl-methoxycarbonyl metomidate: a comparison with propofol.

BACKGROUND Cyclopropyl-methoxycarbonyl metomidate (CPMM) is a "soft" etomidate analogue currently being developed as a propofol alternative for anesthetic induction and maintenance. METHODS We compared the potencies of CPMM and propofol by assessing their abilities to directly activate α1(L264T)β3γ2 gamma-aminobutyric acid type A (GABAA) receptors and… CONTINUE READING