fentanyl


fen·ta·nyl

noun \ˈfen-tə-ˌnil\

Definition of FENTANYL

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

Origin of FENTANYL

probably alteration of phenethyl, a monovalent radical derived from ethylbenzine, from phen- + ethyl
First Known Use: 1964

fen·ta·nyl

noun \ˈfent-ən-ˌil\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of FENTANYL

: 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

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