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meperidine

Syllabification: me·per·i·dine
Pronunciation: /məˈperəˌdēn, -ˌdin
 
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Definition of meperidine in English:

noun

Medicine
A synthetic compound used as a painkilling drug, especially for women in labor.
Example sentences
  • Although narcotics such as codeine, morphine and meperidine are effective in suppressing pain, they do nothing to treat its underlying cause, and they have the side effects of dependence and disorientation.
  • Opioid analgesics such as meperidine and butorphanol are sometimes required to abort severe migraines.
  • The most common types of prescription drugs abused by young adults are pain relievers, which include codeine, methadone, meperidine, percocet, hydrocodone, and oxycodone.

Origin

1940s: blend of methyl and piperidine.

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