diphenoxylate

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diphenoxylate

 [di″fen-ok´sĭ-lāt]
an agent derived from meperidine, used as the hydrochloride salt for its antiperistaltic action in management of diarrhea.
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diphenoxylate

(dī′fĭ-nŏk′sĭ-lāt′)
n.
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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diphenoxylate

A 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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