propofol

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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.
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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
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propofol

(prō′pō-fôl′, -fōl′)
n.
A rapidly acting sedative and hypnotic drug, C12H18O, administered intravenously to induce and maintain anesthesia or sedation.
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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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

pro·po·fol

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

A general anaesthetic drug given by injection. A brand name is Diprivan.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

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, .
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