Alfentanil

While alfentanil tends to cause fewer cardiovascular complications than other similar drugs such as fentanyl and remifentanil, it tends to give stronger respiratory depression and so requires careful monitoring of breathing and vital signs. Almost exclusively used by anesthesiologists during portions of a case where quick, fast acting (though not ...
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alfentanil

<chemical> N-(1-(2-(4-ethyl-4,5-dihydro-5-oxo-1h-tetrazol-1-yl)ethyl)-4-(methoxymethyl)-4-piperidinyl)-n-phenylpropanamide. A short-acting opioid anaesthetic and analgesic derivative of fentanyl. It produces an early peak analgesic effect and fast recovery of consciousness. Alfentanil is effective as an anaesthetic during surgery, for supplem...
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alfentanil

(al-fen┬┤tә-nil) an opioid analgesic of rapid onset and short duration derived from fentanyl; the hydrochloride salt is used as a primary agent for induction of general anesthesia, as an adjunct in maintenance of general anesthesia, and as an adjunct to regional or local anesthesia.
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