Definition of pentazocine in English:


Line breaks: pent|azo¦cine
Pronunciation: /pɛnˈtazə(ʊ)siːn


[mass noun] Medicine
A synthetic compound that is a potent non-addictive analgesic, often given during childbirth.
More example sentences
  • Other medications that have caused occasional interaction during the perioperative period include fentanyl, carbamazepine, and pentazocine.
  • Meperidine or pentazocine are recommended by some physicians.
  • An expert panel determined, for example, that pain relievers like meperidine and pentazocine carry more risk than benefit for the elderly.


1960s: from pentane + azo- + octa- + -ine4.

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