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Xylazine is an analogue of clonidine and an agonist at the α2 class of adrenergic receptor; it is used for sedation, anesthesia, muscle relaxation, and analgesia in animals such as horses, cattle and other non-human mammals. Veterinarians also use xylazine as an emetic, especially in cats.
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