Cat. No. 2749
Alternative Name: d-Medetomidine hydrochloride
Chemical Name: 4-[(1S)-1-(2,3-Dimethylphenyl)ethyl
Biological ActivityActive isomer of medetomidine (Cat.No. 5160), a potent, highly selective α2-adrenoceptor agonist (Ki values are 1.08 and 1750 nM for α2- and α1-adrenoceptors respectively). Displays greater selectivity over α1-adrenoceptors than clonidine and UK 14,304 (1620-, 220- and 300-fold respectively). Active in vivo; displays hypotensive, bradycardic, sedative, anxiolytic, hypothermic and analgesic effects.
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Certificate of Analysis / Safety Data Sheet
Fisher et al (1991) Antinociceptive properties of intrathecal dexmedetomidine in rats. Eur.J.Pharmacol. 192 221. PMID: 1674472.
Scheinin et al (1989) Medetomidine - a novel α2-adrenoceptor agonist: a review of its pharmacodynamic effects. Prog.Neuro-Psychopharm.Biol.Psychiat. 13 635.
Virtanen et al (1988) Characterization of the selectivity, specificity and potency of medetomidine as an α2-adrenoceptor agonist. Eur.J.Pharmacol. 150 9. PMID: 2900154.
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Citations are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for Dexmedetomidine hydrochloride include:
Garrity et al (2015) Dexmedetomidine-induced sedation does not mimic the neurobehavioral phenotypes of sleep in Sprague Dawley rat. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 38 73. PMID: 25325438.
McAlvin et al (2015) Corneal Anesthesia With Site 1 Sodium Channel Blockers and Dexmedetomidine. J Inflamm (Lond) 56 3820. PMID: 26066750.
Yuki et al (2011) Sedative drug modulates T-cell and lymphocyte function-associated antigen-1 function. Anesth Analg 112 830. PMID: 21385989.
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