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pentazocine

[pen-taz-uh-seen] /pɛnˈtæz əˌsin/
noun, Pharmacology
1.
a synthetic narcotic analgesic, C 1 9 H 2 7 NO, used chiefly for the relief of moderate to severe pain.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65; penta- + (benz)azocine, a component of its chemical name
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  • Pilot data indicates that pentazocine decreases manic symptoms in hospitalized individuals.
British Dictionary definitions for pentazocine

pentazocine

/pɛnˈtæzəʊˌsiːn/
noun
1.
a powerful synthetic drug used in medical practice as a narcotic analgesic
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pentazocine in Medicine

pentazocine pen·taz·o·cine (pěn-tāz'ə-sēn')
n.
A synthetic narcotic drug used as a nonaddictive analgesic, often in place of morphine.

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