alfentanil

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alfentanil

 [al-fen´tah-nil]
an opioid analgesic of rapid onset and short duration derived from fentanyl; the hydrochloride salt is used as a primary agent for induction of general anesthesia, as an adjunct in maintenance of general anesthesia, and as an adjunct to regional or local anesthesia.

alfentanil

/al·fen·ta·nil/ (al-fen´tah-nil) an opioid analgesic of rapid onset and short duration derived from fentanyl, used as the hydrochloride salt in the induction of general anesthesia and as an adjunct in general, regional, and local anesthesia.

alfentanil

A potent, short-acting opioid analgaesic and fentanyl analogue which is 10-fold stronger than morphine. It is an OP3 mu agonist.
 
Mechanism of action
Modulation of the sympathetic response to endotracheal intubation and surgical stimulation.
 
Cons
Profound respiratory depression and skeletal muscle rigidity.

alfentanil

Anesthesiology An opioid analgesic that is 10-fold more potent than morphine Cons Profound respiratory depression and skeletal muscle rigidity. See Opioid anesthetic. Cf Muscle relaxant.

alfentanil

A narcotic analgesic drug used before and during anaesthesia. A brand name is Rapifen.

alfentanil

A narcotic-type pain-killing drug. A brand name is Rapifen.

alfentanil

an opioid analgesic; a derivative of fentanyl with lower potency but more rapid action.