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Meperidine Hydrochloride (Code C635)

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Preferred Name: Meperidine Hydrochloride

Definition: 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-opioid receptor, thereby producing characteristic morphine-like effects including analgesia, euphoria, sedation, respiratory depression, miosis, bradycardia and physical dependence.

NCI-GLOSS Definition: A drug used to treat moderate to severe pain. It binds to opioid receptors in the central nervous system. Demerol is a type of analgesic agent and a type of opioid.

Label: Meperidine Hydrochloride

NCI Thesaurus Code: C635 (Search for linked caDSR metadata)  (search value sets)

NCI Metathesaurus Link: C0353148  (see NCI Metathesaurus info)

Synonyms & Abbreviations: (see Synonym Details)
meperidine hydrochloride
Meperidine Hydrochloride

External Source Codes: 
CAS Registry Number 50-13-5 (see NLM ChemIDplus info)
FDA UNII Code N8E7F7Q170
NSC Code 400479 (see NCI DTP info)
PDQ Closed Trial Search ID 39278
PDQ Open Trial Search ID 39278 (check for NCI PDQ open clinical trial info)
UMLS CUI C0353148

Other Properties:
     Name Value (qualifiers indented underneath)
Chemical_Formula C15H21NO2.HCl
code C635
Contributing_Source FDA
Legacy_Concept_Name Meperidine
Semantic_Type Organic Chemical
Semantic_Type Pharmacologic Substance

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Defined Fully by Roles: No  


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