Kappa agonists, Opioid receptor ligands, Drugs acting on the nervous system, Analgesic, Cyclohexenes, Six-membered rings
Allyl compounds (1)
Cyclic compounds (1)
Allylnormorphine · Nalorphine Hydrochloride · Lethidrone
Nalorphine (INN) (brand names Lethidrone, Nalline), also known as N-allylnormorphine, is a mixed opioid agonist–antagonist with opioid antagonist and analgesic properties. It was introduced in 1954 and was used as an antidote to reverse opioid overdose and in a challenge test to determine opioid dependence. It acts at two opioid receptors — the μ-opioid receptor (MOR) where it has antagonistic effects, and at the κ-opioid receptor (KOR) (Ki = 1.6 nM; EC50 = 483 nM; Emax = 95%) where it exerts high-efficacy partial agonist/near-full agonist characteristics.