meperidine


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me·per·i·dine

 (mə-pĕr′ĭ-dēn′)
n.
A synthetic opioid, C15H21NO2, used in its hydrochloride form as an analgesic and sedative. Also called pethidine.

meperidine

(məˈpɛrɪˌdiːn)
n
(Pharmacology) pethidine

me•per•i•dine

(məˈpɛr ɪˌdin, -dɪn)

n.
a narcotic compound, C15H21NO2, used as an analgesic and sedative.
[1945–50; me (thyl) + (pi) peridine]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.meperidine - a synthetic narcotic drug (trade name Demerol) used to treat pain
narcotic - a drug that produces numbness or stupor; often taken for pleasure or to reduce pain; extensive use can lead to addiction
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meperidine

n meperidina, petidina (INN)
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