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  • 4-(2-amino-1-hydroxy-ethyl)-5-fluoro-benzene-1,2-diol
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Molar mass187.170 g·mol−1
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  • InChI=1S/C8H10FNO3/c9-5-2-7(12)6(11)1-4(5)8(13)3-10/h1-2,8,11-13H,3,10H2 checkY
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6-Fluoronorepinephrine (6-FNE) is a selective α1- and α2-adrenergic receptor full agonist related to norepinephrine.[1][2] It is the only selective full agonist for the α-adrenergic receptors known to date and has been used to study their function in scientific research.[2] Infusion of 6-FNE into the locus coeruleus of rodents produces marked hyperactivity and behavioral disinhibition by suppressing activity in the area via stimulation of α1-adrenergic receptors.[2][3]


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  2. ^ a b c Stone EA, Lin Y, Sarfraz Y, Quartermain D (2009). "Marked behavioral activation from inhibitory stimulation of locus coeruleus α1-adrenoceptors by a full agonist". Brain Research. 1291: 21–31. doi:10.1016/j.brainres.2009.07.049. PMC 2735576. PMID 19632210.
  3. ^ Stone EA, Grunewald GL, Lin Y, Ahsan R, Rosengarten H, Kramer HK, Quartermain D (2003). "Role of epinephrine stimulation of CNS α1-adrenoceptors in motor activity in mice". Synapse. 49 (1): 67–76. doi:10.1002/syn.10212. PMID 12710017. S2CID 35324292.