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fentanyl

[fen-tuh-nil] /ˈfɛn tə nɪl/
noun, Pharmacology
1.
a synthetic, short-acting narcotic analgesic and sedative, C 28 H 36 N 2 O 8 , used in combination with other drugs in anesthesia and in neuroleptanalgesia.
Origin
contraction and respelling of the chemical name
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  • Opiate pain relievers, such as morphine or fentanyl, may be needed to control severe pain.
British Dictionary definitions for fentanyl

fentanyl

/ˈfɛntəˌnaɪl/
noun
1.
a narcotic drug used in medicine to relieve pain
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fentanyl in Medicine

fentanyl fen·ta·nyl (fěn'tə-nĭl)
n.
A narcotic analgesic used in combination with other drugs before, during, or following surgery.

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Encyclopedia Article for fentanyl

-(1-phenethyl-4-piperidyl)propionanilide, synthetic narcotic analgesic drug, the most potent narcotic in clinical use (50 to 100 times more potent than morphine). The citrate salt, fentanyl citrate, is administered by injection, either intramuscularly or intravenously, sometimes in combination with a potent tranquillizer. The duration of its pain-relieving action is short

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