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Medical Term:

propofol

Pronunciation: pro'po-fol

Definition: An oil-in-water emulsion of 1,6-diisopropylphenol, a hypnotic with rapid onset and short duration of action; used intravenously for induction and maintenance of general anesthesia.

Synonym(s): 2,6-diisopropyl phenol

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