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(Science: chemical) A narcotic analgesic partly metabolised to meperidine in the liver. It is similar to morphine in action and used for neuroleptanalgesia, usually with droperidol.

Pharmacological action: analgesics, opioid, narcotics.

Chemical name: 4-Piperidinecarboxylic acid, 1-(3-hydroxy-3-phenylpropyl)-4-phenyl-, ethyl ester