pethidine

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Etymology[edit]

From p(iperidine) + eth(yl) +‎ -idine.

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Noun[edit]

pethidine (uncountable)

  1. (pharmacology) A fast-acting opioid analgesic drug used in the treatment of severe pain. [from 20th c.]
    • 2000, JG Ballard, Super-Cannes, Fourth Estate 2011, p. 125:
      Inside was a clutter of prescription pads and a carton containing a collection of diamorphine syrettes and a dozen ampoules of pethidine.

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