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fentanyl

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noun fen·ta·nyl \ˈfen-tə-ˌnil\

Definition of fentanyl

  1. :  a synthetic opioid narcotic analgesic C22H28N2O with pharmacological action similar to morphine that is administered especially in the form of its citrate



Origin and Etymology of fentanyl

probably alteration of phenethyl, a monovalent radical derived from ethylbenzine, from phen- + ethyl


First Known Use: 1964


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fentanyl

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noun fen·ta·nyl \ˈfent-ən-ˌil\

Medical Definition of fentanyl

  1. :  a synthetic opioid narcotic analgesic C22H28N2O with pharmacological action similar to morphine that is administered transdermally as a skin patch and in the form of its citrate C22H28N2O·C6H8O7 is administered orally or parenterally Fentanyl is marketed under the trademark Actiq.




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