Propoxyphene

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propoxyphene

(Science: chemical) A narcotic analgesic structurally related to methadone. Only the dextro-isomer has an analgesic effect; the levo-isomer appears to exert an antitussive effect.

Pharmacological action: analgesics, opioid, antitussive agents, narcotics.

Chemical name: Benzeneethanol, alpha-(2-(dimethylamino)-1-methylethyl)-alpha-phenyl-, propanoate (ester), (S-(R*,S*))-