fentanyl fentanyl


  • (n) 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


  1. It was a designer version of the anesthetic fentanyl, which is widely used during prolonged surgery.
  2. The toxin was based on the drug fentanyl, a widely used anesthetic that can be absorbed through the skin and is lethal in large doses.
  3. Officials warn of fentanyl and phenylalkylamines.


  1. Officials warn of death in $20 packets

    Four recent drug overdose deaths are being investigated to determine if they were the result of a potent form of heroin, laced with fentanyl, that has been circulating in Berks County since May, District Attorney John T. Adams said Thursday.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Reading Eagle

  2. Delco D.A. warns of deadly street fentanyl stamped 'Flashback' linked to recent overdoses

     MEDIA — Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan Tuesday warned against using street-purchased fentanyl packages stamped with the words “Flashback” in red ink.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Delaware County Daily Times

  3. Delco DA Warns of Painkiller Tied To 2 Recent Fatal Overdoses

    Authorities say the prescription painkiller fentanyl is being converted into a street drug and marketed to heroin users.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: CBS Philadelphia

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  • "In this trial, all of the primary and secondary objectives were met by showing patients could be successfully converted from oral opioids such as OxyContin(R) and from fentanyl patches such as Duragesic(R) to TRANSDUR-Sufentanil, while also showing...
    on Mar 16, 2009 By: James Brown Source: Earthtimes (press release)

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