Remifentanil and other opioids.

@article{Servin2008RemifentanilAO,
  title={Remifentanil and other opioids.},
  author={Fr{\'e}d{\'e}rique S Servin and Val{\'e}rie Billard},
  journal={Handbook of experimental pharmacology},
  year={2008},
  volume={182},
  pages={283-311}
}
Most opioids used in anaesthesia are of the anilidopiperidine family, including fentanyl, alfentanil, sufentanil and remifentanil. While all share similar pharmacological properties, remifentanil, the newest one, is probably the most original, which is the reason this review focusses especially on this drug. Remifentanil is a potent mu-agonist that retains all the pharmacodynamic characteristics of its class (regarding analgesia, respiratory depression, muscle rigidity, nausea and vomiting… CONTINUE READING

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