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me·per·i·dine hy·dro·chlor·ide(mĕ-per'i-dēn hī'drō-klōr'īd),
A widely used narcotic analgesic.
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pethidineA synthetic narcotic painkilling drug somewhat less powerful than morphine. Pethidine is widely used during childbirth and as a PREMEDICATION. Overuse may lead to addiction. The drug is on the WHO official list. A brand name of pethidine in a formulation with promethazine is Pamergan P100.
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