Definition of fentanyl in English:

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fentanyl

Pronunciation: /ˈfentənil/ Pronunciation: /ˈfentn-il/

noun

A fast-acting narcotic analgesic and sedative that is sometimes abused for its heroinlike effect.
Example sentences
  • Naloxone and flumazenil effectively terminate the effects of fentanyl and midazolam, respectively.
  • While waiting for obstetric and anesthesia backup, the clinician administered fentanyl, midazolam and cefotetan.
  • In some centers, no sedation is used; in others, benzodiazepines, such as midazolam or diazepam, are used for sedation, sometimes in conjunction with a narcotic, such as fentanyl.

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Syllabification: fen·ta·nyl

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