noun Etymology: methyl + piperidine Date: 1947 a synthetic narcotic drug C15H21NO2 used in the form of its hydrochloride as an analgesic, sedative, and antispasmodic

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  • meperidine — n. A synthetic narcotic drug used as a sedative; {Demerol} is the trademark of a brand of meperidine. Syn: meperidine hydrochloride, Demerol. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • meperidine — [mə per′ə dēn΄] n. [ ME(THYL) + (PI)PERIDINE] a synthetic, bitter tasting, crystalline narcotic, C15H21NO2, used as a sedative and analgesic …   English World dictionary

  • meperidine — /meuh per i deen , din/, n. Pharm. a narcotic compound, C15H21NO2, used as an analgesic and sedative. [1945 50; ME(THYL) + (PI)PERIDINE] * * * ▪ drug       synthetic drug used in the treatment of moderate to severe pain. It is an opioid analgesic …   Universalium

  • Meperidine — Strukturformel Allgemeines Freiname Pethidin Andere Namen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • meperidine — noun a synthetic narcotic drug (trade name Demerol) used to treat pain • Syn: ↑meperidine hydrochloride, ↑Demerol • Usage Domain: ↑trade name (for: ↑Demerol) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • meperidine — noun The opioid analgesic drug pethidine (INN) …   Wiktionary

  • meperidine — me·per·i·dine mə per ə .dēn n a synthetic narcotic drug used in the form of its hydrochloride C15H21NO2·HCl as an analgesic, sedative, and antispasmodic called also isonipecaine, pethidine …   Medical dictionary

  • meperidine — n. narcotic chemical compound used as a relaxant (Chemistry) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • meperidine — [mɛ pɛrɪdi:n] noun another term for pethidine. Origin 1940s: blend of methyl and piperidine …   English new terms dictionary

  • meperidine — me·per·i·dine …   English syllables

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