Demerol meaning

dĕmə-rôl, -rōl
The definition of Demerol is a brand name for pethidene, a narcotic pain reliever.
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Demerol was the first synthetic opioid, made in 1932.
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Demerol inhibits the brain’s perception of pain by quieting the areas in the brain responsible for such functions.
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Demerol is a habit-forming drug.
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Demerol can be administered either as a tablet, liquid or vascular injection.
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It was an immensely popular drug in the 20th century and was often prescribed typically for acute pain as a safe alternative to morphine, although many doctors also prescribed it for intense chronic pain.
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Vomiting, sedation, dizziness and constipation are more common effects of the drug that occur with regular use and intensify with prolonged use.

An example of Demerol is a narcotic medication prescribed during the 1990's for pain.

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A trademark for a preparation of meperidine.
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A trademark for a preparation of meperidine.
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(pharmacology) A marketed brand of the drug pethidine.
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