Encyclopedia of Pain

2007 Edition

Alpha(α) 2-Adrenergic Agonist

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-29805-2_161

Definition

Drugs that stimulate alpha 2 adrenergic rexceptor subtype of the cathecholamine neurotransmitter, norepinephrine (adrenaline) on nerve endings and inhibit norepinephrine release, resulting in sedative and analgesic actions

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