meperidine

noun

me·​per·​i·​dine mə-ˈper-ə-ˌdēn How to pronounce meperidine (audio)
: a synthetic narcotic drug C15H21NO2 used in the form of its hydrochloride as an analgesic, sedative, and antispasmodic

Examples of meperidine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The drugs implicated were meperidine in two patients, Percodan in one, and hydromorphone in one. Daniel Engber, Slate Magazine, 11 June 2017 The drugs implicated were meperidine in two patients, Percodan in one, and hydromorphone in one. Sarah Zhang, The Atlantic, 2 June 2017

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Word History

Etymology

methyl + piperidine

First Known Use

1947, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of meperidine was in 1947

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“Meperidine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/meperidine. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

meperidine

noun
me·​per·​i·​dine mə-ˈper-ə-ˌdēn How to pronounce meperidine (audio)
: 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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