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Meptazinol hydrochloride

Synonym: 3-(3-ethylhexahydro-1-methyl-1H-azepin-3-yl)-phenol hydrochloride, IL-22811 hydrochloride, WY-22811 hydrochloride

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Description

Packaging

10, 50 mg in glass bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Meptazinol entered the human pharmaceutical market as a racemic mixture in the 1980s for use as an analgesic. Its pharmacology is not completely understood; however, its analgesic properties are mostly due to its partial agonism at the mu1 opioid receptor. Due to its partial agonism, Meptazinol antagonizes morphine dependence in vivo. Its advantage over other opiates is its reduced capacity to cause addition and respiratory depression, also due to its intrinsic activity as a partial agonist. Meptazinol has been found to have additional activity as an acetylcholinesterase (AChE) inhibitor, particularly in its (-) enantiomeric form, which may partially explain its analgesic properties. AChE inhibitors are used to treat Alzheimer′s disease, providing additional interest in this compound.

Features and Benefits

This compound is featured on the Opioid Receptors page of the Handbook of Receptor Classification and Signal Transduction. To browse other handbook pages, click here.

This compound was developed by Wyeth. To browse the list of other pharma-developed compounds and Approved Drugs/Drug Candidates, click here.

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Symbol 
GHS07  GHS07
Signal word 
Warning
Hazard statements 
RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
1
RTECS 
SL4250000

Documents

Certificate of Analysis


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Protocols & Articles

Articles

HPLC Analysis of Meptazinol Enantiomers on Astec® CHIROBIOTIC® V2

From our library of Articles, Sigma-Aldrich presents HPLC Analysis of Meptazinol Enantiomers on Astec® CHIROBIOTIC® V2
Keywords: Analgesics, Chromatography, High performance liquid chromatography, Pharmaceutical

Opioid Receptors

Opioid receptors are distributed widely in brain and found in spinal cord and peripheral sensory and autonomic nerves. There are three well-characterized members of the opioid receptor family, design...
Keywords: Analgesics, Atomic absorption spectroscopy, Gastrointestinal, Gene expression, Ligands, Respiratory, Transduction

Peer-Reviewed Papers
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