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fentanyl/fen·ta·nyl/ (fen´tah-nil) an opioid analgesic; the citrate salt is used as an adjunct to anesthesia, in the induction and maintenance of anesthesia, in combination with droperidol (or similar agent) as a neuroleptanalgesic, and in the management of chronic severe pain.
An opioid narcotic analgesic, C22H28N2O, used in its citrate form to treat chronic pain and before, during, or following surgery.
fentanylDuragesic®, Sublimaze® Pain management An opioid analgesic used for severe chronic pain–it is 100-fold more potent than morphine–eg, CA, AIDS-related terminal pain Route Injected, topical Adverse reactions Hypoventilation, N&V, constipation, dry mouth, somnolence, asthenia, diaphoresis. See Opioid anesthetic, Patient-contolled analgesia. Cf Muscle relaxant.
fentanylA powerful, short-acting narcotic pain killer (analgesic). Brand names are Actiq and Sublimaze and, in trans-dermal patch form, Durogesic.
a piperidine derivative; the citrate salt is used as a narcotic analgesic, and in combination with droperidol or butyrophenone as a neuroleptanalgesic.
cutaneous patches containing a reservoir of fentanyl for continuous, controlled release for absorption through the skin.