propoxyphene

[proh-pok-suh-feen]
noun
Pharmacology. a nonnarcotic analgesic, C 2 2 H 2 9 NO 2 .

Origin:
1950–55; prop(ionate) + oxy-2 + (di)phen(yl)

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propoxyphene pro·pox·y·phene (prō-pŏk'sə-fēn')
n.
A nonnarcotic analgesic drug used for the relief of mild to moderate pain.

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Propoxyphene overdose occurs when someone takes too much of this medicine.
Propoxyphene or other medications that relieve pain or inflammation may provide relief for some people.
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