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NCI Drug Dictionary


remifentanil hydrochloride 
The hydrochloride salt form of remifentanil, a synthetic anilidopiperidine derivative and short-acting opiate agonist with analgesic and anesthetic properties. Remifentanil selectively binds to and activates the mu-opioid receptor, thereby producing analgesia, respiratory depression, miosis, reduced gastrointestinal motility, and euphoria. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
US brand name:Ultiva
Chemical structure:1-Piperidinepropanoic Acid, 4-(methoxycarbonyl)-4-((1-oxopropyl)phenylamino)-, Methyl Ester, Monohydrochloride