meperidine

meperidine

[muh-per-i-deen, -din]
noun Pharmacology.
a narcotic compound, C 1 5 H 2 1 NO 2 , used as an analgesic and sedative.

Origin:
1945–50; me(thyl) + (pi)peridine

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

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meperidine

syntheticsynthetic 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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