meperidine

noun
me·​per·​i·​dine | \mə-ˈper-ə-ˌdēn \

Definition of meperidine 

: a synthetic narcotic drug C15H21NO2 used in the form of its hydrochloride as an analgesic, sedative, and antispasmodic

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The drugs implicated were meperidine in two patients, Percodan in one, and hydromorphone in one. Daniel Engber, Slate Magazine, "A one-paragraph blurb helped cause the opioid crisis. That’s just the start of science’s citation woes.," 11 June 2017 The drugs implicated were meperidine in two patients, Percodan in one, and hydromorphone in one. Sarah Zhang, The Atlantic, "The One-Paragraph Letter From 1980 That Fueled the Opioid Crisis," 2 June 2017

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First Known Use of meperidine

1947, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for meperidine

methyl + piperidine

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meperidine

noun
me·​per·​i·​dine | \mə-ˈper-ə-ˌdēn \

Medical Definition of meperidine 

: a synthetic narcotic drug used in the form of its hydrochloride C15H21NO2·HCl as an analgesic, sedative, and antispasmodic

called also isonipecaine, pethidine

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