Definition of Meperidine hydrochloride
1. Noun. A synthetic narcotic drug (trade name Demerol) used to treat pain.
Medical Definition of Meperidine hydrochloride
1. Ethyl 1-methyl-4-phenylisonipecotate hydrochloride;a widely used narcotic analgesic. Synonym: pethidine. (05 Mar 2000)
Lexicographical Neighbors of Meperidine Hydrochloride
Literary usage of Meperidine hydrochloride
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Guidelines for Treatment of Cancer Pain (1993)
"meperidine hydrochloride (Demerol Hydrochloride) - a strong, very short-acting (2-3 hours) opioid. It is not recommended for treatment of chronic pain ..."
2. Unstable Angina: Diagnosis and Management by Eugene Braunwald (1997)
"meperidine hydrochloride can be substituted for morphine in patients who are allergic to morphine. No randomized trials have defined the unique contribution ..."