Bachem Regulatory Documentation
1-[(1R)-1-Phenylethyl]-1H-imidazole-5-carboxylic acid ethyl ester;
Fields of Application
The imidazole derivative etomidate is a rapid, short acting intravenous anesthetic agent. Etomidate, a GABA-A receptor agonist, acts as a sedative but not as an analgesic. A relative lack of significant hemodynamic and respiratory effects is a further reason for choosing etomidate for inducing anesthesia. Etomidate is applied as a sedative or anesthetic especially in emergency medicine. The anesthetic has also found use in small animal veterinary practice.
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