Tag Alfentanil
CCC Critical Care compendium 340


Alfentanil: synthetic mu-opioid receptor agonist analgesic drug. Analogue of the synthetic opioid fentanyl that is only 10% as potent (on a weight-to-weight basis), but has quicker onset, quicker time to maximal effect, shorter duration of action (10 minutes), is more cardiovascularly stable and has more respiratory depression