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fentanyl


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n. a potent opioid analgesic (see opiate) used for the relief of severe pain (for example in cancer patients already receiving other opioids) and for pain relief during surgery. It is administered by mouth, intravenously, or skin patches. Trade names: Abstral, Actiq, Durogesic DTrans, Effentora, Sublimaze.

Subjects: Medicine and Health.


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