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NCI Drug Dictionary

NCI Drug Dictionary

  

meperidine hydrochloride 
The hydrochloride salt of a synthetic piperidine ester with opioid analgesic activity. Meperidine mimics the actions of endogenous neuropeptides via opioid receptors such as the mu-opiiod receptor, thereby producing characteristic morphine-like effects including analgesia, euphoria, sedation, respiratory depression, miosis, bradycardia and physical dependence. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonym:meperidine
US brand name:Demerol