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propoxyphene

noun pro·poxy·phene \prō-ˈpäk-sə-ˌfēn\

Definition of PROPOXYPHENE

:  a narcotic analgesic C22H29NO2 structurally related to methadone but less addicting that is administered especially in the form of its salts (as the hydrochloride)

Origin of PROPOXYPHENE

prop- + oxy + -phene (alteration of phenyl)
First Known Use: 1955

propoxyphene

noun pro·poxy·phene \prō-ˈpäk-sə-ˌfēn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PROPOXYPHENE

:  a narcotic analgesic structurally related to methadone but less addicting that is administered in the form of its hydrochloride C22H29NO2·HCl or hydrated napsylate C22H29NO2·C10H8SO3·H2O—called also dextropropoxyphene; see darvocet-n, darvon

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