Light-Sensitive Moiety Added To Anesthetic Propofol Allowing Control Of Narcotic Effect By Light – May Treat Certain Eye Diseases

In a new study, a light-sensitive moiety has been added to propofol, a commonly used anesthetic, allowing its narcotic effect to be controlled by light. The compound also offers a possible route to the treatment of certain eye diseases. Inhibitory neurotransmitters dampen the activity of neurons. This regulatory effect forms the basis for the action of many anesthetics...

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