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CAS Number 40796-97-2 N
PubChem (CID) 671690
ChemSpider 10498629 YesY
UNII O98T3677PA YesY
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Formula C15H17Cl2NO2
Molar mass 314.207 g/mol
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Bemesetron (MDL-72222) is a drug which acts as an antagonist at the 5HT3 receptor.[1] It has antiemetic effects comparable to metoclopramide,[2] however it is not used clinically, instead its main application is in scientific research studying the involvement of the 5HT3 receptor in the actions of drugs of abuse.[3][4][5][6]

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  1. Shearman GT, Tolcsvai L (1987). "Effect of the selective 5-HT3 receptor antagonists ICS 205-930 and MDL 72222 on 5-HTP-induced head shaking and behavioral symptoms induced by 5-methoxy-N,N,dimethyltryptamine in rats: comparison with some other 5-HT receptor antagonists". Psychopharmacology (Berl.). 92 (4): 520–3. doi:10.1007/bf00176488. PMID 3114804.
  2. Homesley HD, Hahne WF, McLees B, et al. (April 1993). "Randomized comparison of the antiemetic efficacy of a serotonin type 3 receptor antagonist (MDL 72,222) with a high-dose metoclopramide regimen". Am. J. Clin. Oncol. 16 (2): 175–9. doi:10.1097/00000421-199304000-00020. PMID 8452114.
  3. McKinzie DL, McBride WJ, Murphy JM, Lumeng L, Li TK (October 2000). "Effects of MDL 72222, a serotonin3 antagonist, on operant responding for ethanol by alcohol-preferring P rats". Alcohol. Clin. Exp. Res. 24 (10): 1500–4. doi:10.1111/j.1530-0277.2000.tb04567.x. PMID 11045857.
  4. Kankaanpää A, Meririnne E, Seppälä T (February 2002). "5-HT3 receptor antagonist MDL 72222 attenuates cocaine- and mazindol-, but not methylphenidate-induced neurochemical and behavioral effects in the rat". Psychopharmacology (Berl.). 159 (4): 341–50. doi:10.1007/s00213-001-0939-4. PMID 11823886.
  5. Kos T, Popik P, Pietraszek M, et al. (May 2006). "Effect of 5-HT3 receptor antagonist MDL 72222 on behaviors induced by ketamine in rats and mice". Eur Neuropsychopharmacol. 16 (4): 297–310. doi:10.1016/j.euroneuro.2005.10.001. PMID 16288851.
  6. Yoo JH, Nam YS, Lee SY, Jang CG (January 2008). "Dopamine neurotransmission is involved in the attenuating effects of 5-HT3 receptor antagonist MDL 72222 on acute methamphetamine-induced locomotor hyperactivity in mice". Synapse. 62 (1): 8–13. doi:10.1002/syn.20461. PMID 17948891.

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