Share this entry
pentazocine Line breaks: pent|azo¦cine
Pronunciation: /pɛnˈtazə(ʊ)siːn/

Definition of pentazocine in English:


[mass noun] Medicine
A synthetic compound that is a potent non-addictive analgesic, often given during childbirth.
  • A tricyclic compound; chemical formula: C19H27NO
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.

Definition of pentazocine in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources