Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An opioid narcotic analgesic, C22H28N2O, used in its citrate form to treat chronic pain and before, during, or following surgery.

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  • noun pharmacology A particular narcotic painkiller.

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  • noun trade names of a narcotic analgesic that can be inhaled and that acts on the central nervous system and may become addictive; used as a veterinary anesthetic and with other drugs before, during, and after surgery; also used as a nonlethal gas to incapacitate people in hostage situations; also abused as a recreational drug

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Alteration of phen(yl) + (e)t(hyl) + alteration of anil(ine).]

Examples

  • Onsolis is an opioid called fentanyl, which is often given as a patch to help manage severe pain.

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  • Onsolis is an opioid called fentanyl, which is often given as a patch to help manage severe pain.

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  • You may recall fentanyl was the painkiller mixed with heroin or cocaine that was responsible for dozens of deaths this past spring.

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  • You may recall fentanyl was the painkiller mixed with heroin or cocaine that was responsible for dozens of deaths this past spring.

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  • You may recall fentanyl was the painkiller mixed with heroin or cocaine that was responsible for dozens of deaths this past spring.

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  • The bust turned up the powerful painkiller Oxycontin as well as fentanyl, which is sold in lozenge form as Actiq.

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  • Several companies recalled fentanyl patches last year after discovering that some leaked, causing labored breathing and possible overdose.

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  • The lawsuits involve the powerful painkiller fentanyl, which is applied to the skin in a patch for the slow release of the medication.

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  • PriCara is advising that anyone who has any of the recalled fentanyl patches should check the box or foil pouch to see if they have patches from the recalled lots.

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  • Actavis have recalled fentanyl patches from US shelves after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) identified problems with manufacture that could result in overdose.

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