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 (prō′pō-fôl′, -fōl′)
A rapidly acting sedative and hypnotic drug, C12H18O, administered intravenously to induce and maintain anesthesia or sedation.

[prop(yl) + alteration of ph(en)ol.]
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Prevention of Pain on Propofol Injection: A Comparison of Lignocaine with a Combination of Meto-clopramide and Lignocaine.
Propofol has long been recognized as a rapid, short-acting intravenous anesthetic, widely used in clinical anesthesia as well as for sedation in the ICU (5).
The most commonly used medication combinations for pediatric sedation include ketamine, propofol, midazolam, fentanyl, and pethidine [4].
Methods: This retrospective study uses our hospital database to analyze the ACT of elective LC after either DES anesthesia or TIVA via target-controlled infusion (TCI) with propofol from January 2010 to December 2011.
Police are looking into suspicions that Lee Boo-jin, a daughter of Samsung Group Chairman Lee Kun-hee and the head of Hotel Shilla, regularly abused propofol, a controlled substance used as a sleep inducer for surgery and other medical procedures.
[4] Propofol is the most commonly induction agent due to its fast action and short time of action.
Combination effect of propofol (6 mg/kg) and thiopentone sodium (8 mg/kg) administrated intravenously after premedication with xylazine hydrochloride (0.02 mg/kg) has been studied on six healthy female sheep using a crossover design.
Reddy's Laboratories Announces the Launch of Propofol Injectable Emulsion, USP in the US Market