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fentanyl

[fen-tuh-nil]
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noun Pharmacology.
  1. a synthetic, short-acting narcotic analgesic and sedative, C22H28N2O, used pharmacologically in anesthesia and neuroleptanalgesia, and also as an illicit drug: Medics quickly administered fentanyl to the injured soldiers.Drug dealers are lacing heroin with fentanyl.

Origin of fentanyl

First recorded in 1960–65; contraction and respelling of the chemical name N-(1-phenethyl-4-piperidyl)propionanilide
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fentanyl

noun
  1. a narcotic drug used in medicine to relieve pain
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fentanyl in Medicine

fentanyl

([object Object])
n.
  1. A narcotic analgesic used in combination with other drugs before, during, or following surgery.
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