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A drug used for sedation, anaesthesia, and analgesia in large mammals.
Xylazine is a drug that is used for sedation, anesthesia, muscle relaxation, and analgesia in animals such as horses, cattle and other non-human mammals. An analogue of clonidine, it is an agonist at the α2 class of adrenergic receptor. Xylazine has recently emerged as a recreational drug, especially in Puerto Rico. As with other α2 agonists, adverse effects include bradycardia, conduction disturbances, and myocardial depression. Yohimbine, tolazoline, and atipamezole can be used to reverse xylazine effects. In veterinary anesthesia, xylazine is often used in combination with ketamine. No formal information in humans is available. Xylazine is sold by Bayer under the brand name Rompun. Xylazine is also used to shorten the effects of musth on male elephants in Asia.
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An adrenergic alpha-agonist used as a sedative, analgesic, and muscle relaxant in veterinary medicine.
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