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 (as by intravenous or epidural injection)
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Police dogs are even more at risk, said Brian Foley, deputy chief in Hartford, where 11 members of a SWAT team were sent to a hospital after they were exposed to a mix of heroin and fentanyl during a raid in September.
Oregon reached a settlement in 2015 with opioid painkiller manufacturer Insys for off-label promotion of Subsys, a fentanyl spray more powerful than heroin.
The fentanyl that is used is almost always produced by a clandestine lab and is of poor quality.
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office said on Tuesday that 13 people died as a result of heroin or fentanyl overdoses during the three-day Memorial day weekend.
An investigation by the IG as well as law enforcement authorities determined the employee and others had been improperly selling oxycodone, Percocet, fentanyl and other drugs at the medical center.
The increase is being attributed to heroin and the powerful synthetic opioids fentanyl and carfentanil.
In Broward County in 2016, 582 drug deaths were recorded, mostly with heroin, fentanyl and other opioids as the likely cause in an overwhelming majority of cases.
In the event, more than a hundred hostages died as a result of the fentanyl, but over seven hundred came out alive.
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Origin and Etymology of fentanyl
probably alteration of phenethyl, a monovalent radical derived from ethylbenzine, from phen- + ethyl
First Known Use: 1964
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 ◆Fentanyl is marketed under the trademark Actiq.
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