pro·​po·​fol ˈprō-pō-ˌfōl How to pronounce propofol (audio)
: 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 Medicine

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“Propofol.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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