Definition of Pentazocine

1. Noun. Analgesic drug (trade name Talwin) that is less addictive than morphine.

Exact synonyms: Talwin
Generic synonyms: Analgesic, Anodyne, Pain Pill, Painkiller
Language type: Trade Name



Definition of Pentazocine

1. Noun. (pharmaceutical drug) A particular narcotic painkiller of the benzomorphan class of opioids. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pentazocine

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Medical Definition of Pentazocine

1. The first mixed agonist-antagonist analgesic to be marketed. It is an agonist at the kappa and sigma opioid receptors and has a weak antagonist action at the mu receptor. Pharmacological action: analgesics, opioid, anaesthesia adjuvants, narcotic antagonists, narcotics. Chemical name: 2,6-Methano-3-benzazocin-8-ol, 1,2,3,4,5,6-hexahydro-6,11-dimethyl-3-(3-methyl-2-butenyl)-, (2alpha,6alpha,11R*)- (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pentazocine

pentathlon
pentathlons
pentatomic
pentatonic
pentatonic scale
pentatonic scales
pentatriacontane
pentatriacontanoic
pentatriacontanoic acid
pentatriene
pentatrienes
pentavalent
pentavalent gas gangrene antitoxin
pentaxin
pentaxins
pentazocine (current term)
pentazocines
pentazole
pentazoles
penteconter
penteconters
pentecost
pentecostalism
pentecoster
pentecosters
pentecosties
pentecosty
pentel
pentels
pentene

Literary usage of Pentazocine

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1. Drugs of Abuseedited by Carol Gibson edited by Carol Gibson (1997)
"NAR i" OT pentazocine - The effort to find an effective analgesic that is less dependence-producing led to the development of pentazocine (Talwin). ..."

2. Code of Federal Regulations by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Staff (2005)
"Each milliliter of sterile aqueous solution contains pentazocine lactate equivalent to 30 milligrams of pentazocine base. (b) Sponsor. See No. ..."

3. Drugs of Abuse (1996)edited by Carol Gibson edited by Carol Gibson (1996)
"pentazocine - The effort to find an effective analgesic that is less dependence-producing led to the development of pentazocine (Talwin). ..."

4. The Drug Connection in U. S.-Mexican Relations edited by Guadalupe Gonzalez, Marta Tienda (1996)
"Over the period 1976- 1985, the number of pentazocine-related hospital emergency room cases increased from 800 in 1976 to a peak of 2077 in 1981. ..."

5. Health Consequences of Smoking: Nicotine Addiction a Report of the Surgeon by DIANE Publishing Company, C. Everett Koop, M.D. (1995)
"The P + T point on the pentazocine graph is the score given to 40 mg pentazocine combined with 50 mg tripelennamine. The M point on the A-9-THC graph is the ..."

6. Drug Abuse Curriculum for Employee Assistance Program Professionalsby DIANE Publishing Company by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"This type of abuse appears to have diminished since the drug company began adding naloxone to the pentazocine, as described earlier. ..."

7. Problems of Drug Dependence: Proceedings of the 58th Annual Scientific Meeting by Louie S. Harrie (1999)
"In morphine-trained rats, morphine, butorphanol and fentanyl completely substituted for morphine while d-amphetamine, and d-pentazocine did not. ..."

8. Guidelines for Treatment of Cancer Pain (1993)
"Mixed agonist-antagonists include pentazocine hydrochloride (Talwin NX), nalbuphine hydrochloride ... All but pentazocine must be administered parenterally. ..."

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