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Glossary: meperidine hydrochloride, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

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.