propoxyphene

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

Definition of propoxyphene

  1. :  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 and Etymology of propoxyphene

prop- + oxy + -phene (alteration of phenyl)


First Known Use: 1955


Medical Dictionary

propoxyphene

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

Medical Definition of propoxyphene

  1. :  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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