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.
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Origin and Etymology of meperidine
methyl + piperidine
First Known Use: 1947See Words from the same year
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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