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NCI Drug Dictionary

NCI Drug Dictionary

  

fentanyl sublingual spray 
A sublingual preparation of a short-acting, synthetic anilidopiperidine opioid with analgesic activity. After rapid sublingual transmucosal absorption, the active ingredient fentanyl selectively binds to and activates mu-opioid receptors in the central nervous system (CNS), mimicking the effects of endogenous opiates. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Abbreviation:fentanyl SL spray