Meperidine meaning

mə-pĕr'ĭ-dēn'
A synthetic narcotic compound, C15 H21 NO2 , used in its hydrochloride form as an analgesic and sedative.
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A synthetic, bitter-tasting, crystalline narcotic, C15H21NO2, used as a sedative and analgesic.
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A synthetic opioid, C15 H21 NO2 , used in its hydrochloride form as an analgesic and sedative.
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(pharmacology) The opioid analgesic drug pethidine (INN).
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Origin of meperidine

  • me(thyl) (pi)peridine
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition