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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Clorhidrato de petidina

Meperidine hydrochloride (meh-PAYR-ih-deen HY-droh-KLOR-ide)
A drug used to treat moderate to severe pain. It binds to opioid receptors in the central nervous system. Meperidine hydrochloride is a type of analgesic agent and a type of opioid. Also called Demerol.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.