Cloprostenol

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Cloprostenol
Cloprostenol structure.png
Clinical data
Trade namesCyclomate, Estrumate
Routes of
administration
Intramuscular
ATCvet code
Pharmacokinetic data
Excretion67% renal, 25% fecal
Identifiers
CAS Number
PubChem CID
ChemSpider
Chemical and physical data
FormulaC22H29ClO6
Molar mass424.915
3D model (JSmol)

Cloprostenol is a synthetic analogue of prostoglandin F (PGF).[1] It is a potent luteolytic agent; this means that, within hours of administration, it causes the corpus luteum to stop production of progesterone, and to reduce in size over several days.[1] This effect is used in animals to induce estrus and to cause abortion.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Cooper, M. (1 January 1981). "Prostaglandins in veterinary practice". In Practice. 3 (1): 30–34. doi:10.1136/inpract.3.1.30.
  2. ^ Plumb, DC (2015). "Cloprostenol Sodium". Plumb's Veterinary Drug Handbook (8th ed.). Wiley. ISBN 9781118911938.