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Systematic (IUPAC) name
Clinical data
Legal status Uncontrolled
CAS number 86820-21-5 N
ATC code None
PubChem CID 1862
IUPHAR ligand 510
ChemSpider 1792 YesY
Chemical data
Formula C8H10FNO3 
Mol. mass 187.17 g/mol
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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.