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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Citrato de fentanilo

Fentanyl citrate (FEN-tuh-nil SIH-trayt)
A drug used to treat severe cancer pain in that occurs even though the patient is already taking opioids. It is also used during anesthesia for surgery. Fentanyl citrate binds to opioid receptors in the central nervous system. It is a type of analgesic agent and a type of opioid.



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.