pentazocine

noun pen·taz·o·cine \ pen-ˈta-zə-ˌsēn \

Definition of pentazocine

:a synthetic analgesic drug C19H27NO that is less addictive than morphine

Origin and Etymology of pentazocine

probably from penta- + az- + octa- + 2-ine


Medical Dictionary

pentazocine

noun pen·taz·o·cine \ pen-ˈtaz-ə-ˌsēn \

medical Definition of pentazocine

:a synthetic analgesic drug C19H27NO that is less addictive than morphine — see talwin

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