Detomidine | definition of detomidine by Medical dictionary
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a potent α2-adrenoceptor agonist, used as a sedative and analgesic, particularly in horses and cattle.
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Euthanasia was conducted by intravenous injection of a barbiturate following sedation with intravenous detomidine
Sedative effects of midazolam and xylazine with or without ketamine and detomidine
alone following intranasal administration in ring-necked parakeets.
Alpha-2 adrenoceptor agonists include xylazine, romifidine, detomidine
, and medetomidine.
Veterinarians employed xylazine and detomidine
for a long time to induce analgesia and sedation in animals, and much of our knowledge was gained from this application (2).