Medical Definition of Althesin
3-hydroxypregnane-11,20-dione mixture with 21-(acetyloxy)-3-hydroxypregnane-11,20-dione (3:1). A 3:1 mixture of alfaxalone with alfadolone acetate that previously had been used as a general anaesthetic. It is no longer actively marketed.
Chemical name: Pregnane-11,20-dione, 21-(acetyloxy)-3-hydroxy-, (3alpha,5alpha)-, mixt. With (3alpha,5alpha)-3-hydroxypregnane-11,20-dione
(12 Dec 1998)
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