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propoxyphene

[proh-pok-suh-feen] /proʊˈpɒk səˌfin/
noun
1.
Pharmacology. a nonnarcotic analgesic, C 2 2 H 2 9 NO 2 .
Origin of propoxyphene
1950-1955
First recorded in 1950-55; prop(ionate) + oxy-2 + (di)phen(yl)
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propoxyphene in Medicine

propoxyphene pro·pox·y·phene (prō-pŏk'sə-fēn')
n.
A nonnarcotic analgesic drug used for the relief of mild to moderate pain.

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