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Definition of "meperidine" [meperidine]

  • A synthetic narcotic compound, C15H21NO2, used in its hydrochloride form as an analgesic and sedative. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "meperidine" in a sentence
  • "Acupuncture might reduce the use of other forms of pain relief such as meperidine, but the evidence is limited."
  • "* Other narcotic analgesics such as meperidine and oxycodone"
  • "My gastroenterologist recommended monitored sedation, in which you’re knocked out with a fast-acting drug called propofol (Diprivan), rather than conscious sedation, which usually involves a narcotic, such as meperidine (Demerol), plus a hypnotic or sedative, such as midazolam (Versed) or diazepam (Valium)."