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propofol

noun pro·po·fol \ ˈprō-pō-ˌfōl \

medical Definition of propofol

:a sedating and hypnotic agent C12H18O administered intravenously to induce and maintain anesthesia or sedation
  • The patient spontaneously moved during CPR, almost sitting up at one point, and required sedation with midazolam and propofol.
  • —David F.M. Brown et al.The New England Journal of Medicine12 Sept. 2013

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