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sufentanil

 [soo-fen´tah-nil]
an opioid analgesic derived from fentanyl, used as the citrate salt as an anesthetic or anesthesia adjunct; also used for the treatment of obstetric pain.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

sufentanil

Anesthesiology An opioid anesthetic that is 1000-fold more potent than morphine used in cardiac anesthesia Pros Hemodynamic stability, no histamine release, no adverse SNS stimulation. See Opioid anesthetic. Cf Muscle relaxant.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.