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fentanyl

 [fen´tah-nil]
an opioid analgesic used as the citrate salt in the induction and maintenance of anesthesia, as an adjunct to anesthesia, in combination with droperidol (or similar agent) to induce neuroleptanalgesia, and in the management of chronic severe pain.

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.

fentanyl

(fĕn′tə-nĭl)
n.
An opioid narcotic analgesic, C22H28N2O, used in its citrate form to treat chronic pain and before, during, or following surgery.

fentanyl

Duragesic®, 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.

fentanyl

A powerful, short-acting narcotic pain killer (analgesic). Brand names are Actiq and Sublimaze and, in trans-dermal patch form, Durogesic.

fentanyl

a piperidine derivative; the citrate salt is used as a narcotic analgesic, and in combination with droperidol or butyrophenone as a neuroleptanalgesic.

fentanyl patch
cutaneous patches containing a reservoir of fentanyl for continuous, controlled release for absorption through the skin.
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Fentanyl patch. By permission from Hall L, Clarke KW, Trim C, Veterinary Anaesthesia, Saunders, 2000
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