NCI Drug Dictionary
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