remifentanil


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analgesic

 [an″al-je´zik]
1. relieving pain.
2. pertaining to analgesia.
3. an agent that relieves pain without causing loss of consciousness.
narcotic analgesic opioid analgesic.
nonsteroidal antiinflammatory analgesic (NSAIA) nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug.
opiate analgesic (opioid analgesic) any of a class of compounds that bind with a number of closely related specific receptors (opioid receptors) in the central nervous system to block the perception of pain or affect the emotional response to pain; such compounds include opium and its derivatives, as well as a number of synthetic compounds, and are used for moderate to severe pain. Chronic administration or abuse may lead to dependence.

remifentanil

/rem·i·fen·ta·nil/ (rem″ĭ-fen´tah-nil) an opioid analgesic used as the hydrochloride salt as an anesthesia adjunct.

remifentanil

an opiate agonist analgesic.
indications It is used in combination with other drugs in general anesthesia and as a primary anesthetic in general surgery.
contraindications Use is prohibited in people with hypersensitivity to remifentanil and in children less than 12 years of age.
adverse effects Life-threatening effects are asystole, respiratory depression, and apnea. Other adverse effects include drowsiness, confusion, sedation, euphoria, delirium, agitation, anxiety, anorexia, constipation, cramps, dry mouth, urinary retention, dysuria, rash, urticaria, bruising, flushing, diaphoresis, pruritus, tinnitus, blurred vision, miosis, diplopia, palpitations, change in blood pressure, facial flushing, syncope, and rigidity. Common side effects are dizziness, headache, nausea, vomiting, and bradycardia.

remifentanil

Ultiva® Anesthesiology An opioid anesthetic that is 250-fold more potent than morphine. See Opioid anesthetic. Cf Muscle relaxant.

remifentanil

A narcotic painkiller used during the induction or maintenance of general anaesthesia. The use of painkillers during general anaesthesia is not, as it may seem, pointless. Painful stimuli act on the autonomic nervous system causing effects that can interfere with the smooth conduct of the anaesthetic and the post-operative period. A brand name is Ultiva.

remifentanil

a fentanyl derivative; a μ agonist.
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A comparison of effects of alfentanl, fentanyl and remifentanil on hemodynamic and respiratory parametersduring stereotactic brain biopsy.
This problem did not occur in our case because we titrated intensity of analgesia with infusion of remifentanil and we used scalp block as well.
Although general anesthesia may be ideal in terms of keeping the infant motionless and thus facilitating laser application, performing laser therapy under remifentanil analgesia provides anatomic success without causing any lasting systemic complications.
No significant difference was found between the groups regarding consumption of rocuronium and remifentanil, duration of surgery and quality of extubation (Table-3).
20 adults (16 men), age 2004 (mean + SD) = 30 [+ or -] 11 years * GCS = 5 + 2 * Heart rate = 99 [+ or -] 31 beats/minute * Mean arterial blood pressure = 99 + 31 mm Hg * 12 multiple cerebral contusions, 5 subarachnoid hemorrhages, 3 subdural hematomas * Remifentanil bolus (1-4 [micro]g/kg) + continuous infusion (0.
An advantage to using remifentanil, an opioid similar to pethidine, is that it is fast-acting, typically cycling within 3 minutes.
A comparison of three different target-controlled remifentanil infusion rates during target-controlled propofol infusion for oocyte retrieval.
Various methods have been used to decrease propofol injection pain; these include the addition of lignocaine to propofol, the application of propofol at a different temperature or dilution, along with the adjuvant use of lignocaine, alfentanil, remifentanil, ondansetron, ephedrine, thiopentone ketamine or paracetamol prior to injection (4-12).