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[muh-per-i-deen, -din] /məˈpɛr ɪˌdin, -dɪn/
noun, Pharmacology
a narcotic compound, C 1 5 H 2 1 NO 2 , used as an analgesic and sedative.
1945-50; me(thyl) + (pi)peridine Unabridged
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meperidine in Medicine

meperidine me·per·i·dine (mə-pěr'ĭ-dēn')
A synthetic narcotic compound used in its hydrochloride form as an analgesic and a sedative.

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synthetic drug used in the treatment of moderate to severe pain. It is an opioid analgesic, and thus its effects on the body resemble those of opium or morphine, one of opium's purified constituents. A common trade name for meperidine is Demerol.

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