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Betamethadol (INN), or β-methadol, also known as betametadol, is a synthetic opioid analgesic.[1] It is an isomer of dimepheptanol (methadol), the other being alphamethadol (α-methadol).[2] Betamethadol is composed of two isomers itself, L-β-methadol, and D-β-methadol.[2] Based on structure-activity relationships it can be inferred that both isomers are likely to be active as opioid analgesics, similarly to those of betacetylmethadol (β-acetylmethadol).[3]

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