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propofol

 [pro´pah-fol]
a short-acting sedative and hypnotic used as a general anesthetic and adjunct to anesthesia; administered intravenously.

pro·po·fol

(prō'pō-fōl),
An oil-in-water emulsion of 1,6-diisopropylphenol, a hypnotic with rapid onset and short duration of action; used intravenously for induction and maintenance of general anesthesia.
Synonym(s): 2, 6-diisopropyl phenol

propofol

/pro·po·fol/ (pro´pah-fol) a short-acting sedative and hypnotic used as a general anesthetic and adjunct to anesthesia.

propofol

(prō′pō-fôl′, -fōl′)
n.
A rapidly acting sedative and hypnotic drug, C12H18O, administered intravenously to induce and maintain anesthesia or sedation.

propofol

[pro′pah-fol]
a short-acting sedative and hypnotic used as a general anesthetic and adjunct to anesthesia, administered intravenously.

propofol

Diprivan® Anesthesiology A versatile nonopioid inhalation sedative-hypnotic with rapid–< 45 secs onset, used to induce and maintain anesthesia, and possibly control refractory status epilepticus; it ↓ intracranial and intraocular pressure, cerebral blood flow, and O2 consumption Pros Ideal for conscious sedation; useful for critically ill Pts; can be combined with other agents–eg, volatile anesthetics, NO2, opiates or benzodiazepines; little post-op N&V Adverse effects Profound respiratory depression ± transient apnea; injection site pain, hypotension Indications Short procedures or outpatient surgery Contraindications Hemodynamically unstable Pts. See Meyer-Overton rule. Cf Inhalation anesthetic, Opioid anesthetic.

pro·po·fol

(prō'pō-fōl)
Hypnotic agent with rapid onset and short duration of action; used intravenously to induce and maintain general anesthesia.

propofol

A general anaesthetic drug given by injection. A brand name is Diprivan.

pro·po·fol

(prō'pō-fōl)
A hypnotic with rapid onset and short duration of action; used intravenously for induction and maintenance of general anesthesia.
Synonym(s): 2,6-diisopropyl phenol, .

propofol (prō´pōfol),

n brand name: Diprivan;
drug class: general anesthetic;
action: produces dose-dependent central nervous system depression; mechanism of action is unknown;
use: induction or maintenance of anesthesia as part of a balanced anesthetic technique.

propofol

a rapidly acting, short duration, intravenous hypnotic anesthetic induction agent, which has low excitatory effect. It is harmless when injected into tissues or intra-arterially. The active ingredient is 2,6-di-isopropylphenol.