propoxyphene hydrochloride


propoxyphene hydrochloride
A nonantipyretic, orally effective weak narcotic analgesic structurally related to methadone and used for the relief of mild to moderate pain; it is less effective than codeine. SYN: dextropropoxyphene hydrochloride.

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[USP] the hydrochloride salt of propoxyphene, used as an analgesic to provide relief of mild to moderate pain, administered orally.

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  • propoxyphene hydrochloride — [prō päk′sə fēn΄] n. a white, crystalline, narcotic analgesic, C22H29NO2·HCl, used for the alleviation of moderate pain * * * …   Universalium

  • propoxyphene hydrochloride — [prō päk′sə fēn΄] n. a white, crystalline, narcotic analgesic, C22H29NO2·HCl, used for the alleviation of moderate pain …   English World dictionary

  • propoxyphene hydrochloride — noun a mildly narcotic analgesic drug (trade name Darvon) related to methadone but less addictive • Syn: ↑propoxyphene, ↑Darvon • Usage Domain: ↑trade name (for: ↑Darvon) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • propoxyphene — noun a mildly narcotic analgesic drug (trade name Darvon) related to methadone but less addictive • Syn: ↑propoxyphene hydrochloride, ↑Darvon • Usage Domain: ↑trade name (for: ↑Darvon) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • propoxyphene napsylate — A weak narcotic analgesic. SYN: dextropropoxyphene napsylate. * * * [USP] the napsylate salt of propoxyphene, having the same actions and uses as the hydrochloride salt …   Medical dictionary

  • propoxyphene — noun Etymology: prop + oxy + phene (alteration of phenyl) Date: 1955 a narcotic analgesic C22H29NO2 structurally related to methadone but less addicting that is administered especially in the form of its salts (as the hydrochloride) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • propoxyphene — pro·poxy·phene prō päk sə .fēn n a narcotic analgesic structurally related to methadone but less addicting that is administered in the form of its hydrochloride C22H29NO2·HCl or hydrated napsylate C22H29NO2·C10H8SO3·H2O called also… …   Medical dictionary

  • dextropropoxyphene hydrochloride — SYN: propoxyphene hydrochloride …   Medical dictionary

  • Dextropropoxyphene — Propoxyphene Systematic (IUPAC) name (1S,2R) 1 benzyl 3 (dimethylamino) 2 methyl 1 phenylpropyl propionate Clinical data Trade names …   Wikipedia

  • pain pill — noun a medicine used to relieve pain • Syn: ↑analgesic, ↑anodyne, ↑painkiller • Derivationally related forms: ↑anodyne (for: ↑anodyne), ↑analgesic ( …   Useful english dictionary


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