propofol


Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Contract awarded for 800 ampoules of 1% propofol 10mg / ml 20ml ampoule (200 mg) injectable emulsion should meet the requirements of propofol injection usp.
The family of one Bootle teenager believe their loved one would still be alive today if he had been given a smaller dose of an anaesthetic called propofol.
This study is an interventional clinical trial, aimed to compare the efficacy of Propofol alone and Propofol plus Ondansetron for the prevention of nausea and vomiting after laparoscopic abdominal surgery with general anesthesia.
com adds "Market Research Report on Global and Chinese Propofol Industry, 2009-2019" to its store.
com/research/dkkfvn/global_and) has announced the addition of the "Global and Chinese Propofol Industry Report 2014" report to their offering.
23 ( ANI ): Researchers have identified the site where the widely used anesthetic drug propofol binds to receptors in the brain to sedate patients during surgery, and this could lead to the development of new and better anaesthetics.
The aim of this study was to determine whether pretreatment with alkalinised lignocaine reduced the incidence and severity of pain during propofol injection.
Abuse of and addiction to the anesthesia drug propofol is a "rapidly progressive form of substance dependence" occurring more often among health professionals, according to a recent study.
Propofol and ondansetron, alone and in combination, have been associated with acute dystonic reactions during recovery from anesthesia.
The use of monitored anesthesia care and propofol, fentanyl and midazolam are gaining wide acceptance because of the shorter recovery time and less incidence of nausea vomiting.
Propofol is a very commonly used intravenous anesthetic for general anesthesia worldwide.
the world's largest maker of genetic drugs, was ordered to pay settlement of more than 80 lawsuits alleging that the anesthetic, Propofol, caused colonoscopy patients to develop hepatitis C.