propoxyphene
noun Etymology: prop- + oxy + -phene (alteration of phenyl) Date: 1955 a narcotic analgesic C22H29NO2 structurally related to methadone but less addicting that is administered especially in the form of its salts (as the hydrochloride)

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  • propoxyphene — noun a mildly narcotic analgesic drug (trade name Darvon) related to methadone but less addictive • Syn: ↑propoxyphene hydrochloride, ↑Darvon • Usage Domain: ↑trade name (for: ↑Darvon) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • propoxyphene — /proh pok seuh feen /, n. Pharm. a nonnarcotic analgesic, C22H29NO2. [1950 55; PROP(IONATE) + OXY 2 + (DI)PHEN(YL)] * * * …   Universalium

  • propoxyphene — noun Dextropropoxyphene …   Wiktionary

  • propoxyphene — pro·poxy·phene prō päk sə .fēn n 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… …   Medical dictionary

  • propoxyphene —    A mildly effective narcotic analgesic, somewhat less potent than codeine, that bears a close structural relationship to methadone …   Forensic science glossary

  • propoxyphene — pro·poxy·phene …   English syllables

  • propoxyphene — pro•pox•y•phene [[t]proʊˈpɒk səˌfin[/t]] n. pha a nonnarcotic analgesic, C22H29NO2 • Etymology: 1950–55; prop (ionate) +oxy II+ (di) phen ( yl) …   From formal English to slang

  • propoxyphene hydrochloride — [prō päk′sə fēn΄] n. a white, crystalline, narcotic analgesic, C22H29NO2·HCl, used for the alleviation of moderate pain * * * …   Universalium

  • propoxyphene hydrochloride — [prō päk′sə fēn΄] n. a white, crystalline, narcotic analgesic, C22H29NO2·HCl, used for the alleviation of moderate pain …   English World dictionary

  • propoxyphene hydrochloride — A nonantipyretic, orally effective weak narcotic analgesic structurally related to methadone and used for the relief of mild to moderate pain; it is less effective than codeine. SYN: dextropropoxyphene hydrochloride. * * * [USP] the hydrochloride …   Medical dictionary

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