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|Mol. mass||487.64 g/mol|
7-PET is a potent analgesic drug, several thousand times stronger than morphine by weight. It is related to the more well-known oripavine derivative opioid etorphine, which is used as a very potent veterinary painkiller and anesthetic medication, used primarily for the sedation of large animals such as elephants, giraffes and rhinos. 7-PET is around the same potency as etorphine as a μ agonist.
Unlike etorphine however, 7-PET is not an illegal drug, and is not controlled under the UN drug conventions, but it might still be considered to be a controlled substance analogue of etorphine on the grounds of its related chemical structure in some jurisdictions such as the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
- ↑ Feinberg AP, Creese I, Snyder SH. The opiate receptor: a model explaining structure-activity relationships of opiate agonists and antagonists. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences U S A. 1976 Nov;73(11):4215-9.
- ↑ Bentley KW, Lewis JW. Agonist and Antagonist Actions of Narcotic Analgesic Drugs. pp 7-16. University Park Press, Baltimore. (1973)
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