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an agent derived from meperidine, used as the hydrochloride salt for its antiperistaltic action in management of diarrhea.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
An oral drug derived from meperidine, C30H32N2O2, that counteracts peristalsis and is used in its hydrochloride form primarily in combination with atropine to treat diarrhea.
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diphenoxylateA drug related to PETHIDINE and with a codeine-like action on the bowel. It is used to treat diarrhoea. It is sold, mixed with a little ATROPINE, under the brand name of Lomotil.
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