NCI Drug Dictionary

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The NCI Drug Dictionary contains technical definitions and synonyms for drugs/agents used to treat patients with cancer or conditions related to cancer. Each drug entry includes links to check for clinical trials listed in NCI's List of Cancer Clinical Trials.

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 using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

US brand name:Ultiva
Chemical structure:1-Piperidinepropanoic Acid, 4-(methoxycarbonyl)-4-((1-oxopropyl)phenylamino)-, Methyl Ester, Monohydrochloride