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  • A trademark used for a preparation of meperidine.

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  • proper n. A marketed brand of the drug pethidine.

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  • n. a synthetic narcotic drug (trade name Demerol) used to treat pain


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  • He stole an addictive painkiller called Demerol and was given the option of resigning rather than facing court martial, the records say.

    Inside Trader at Nasdaq Had Drug-Abuse Record

  • SHAPIRO: There are rumors out there that it was a lethal dose, possibly Demerol, which is very similar to morphine.

    CNN Transcript Jun 26, 2009

  • Then you add Demerol, which is an opiate medication, which also causes sedation and respiratory depression.

    CNN Transcript Jul 10, 2009

  • Now, that doctor had been giving Michael daily injections of a narcotic called Demerol, similar to morphine.

    CNN Transcript Jun 26, 2009

  • HAMMER: And since Jackson ` s death, there have been a lot of reports floating around that he was taking Demerol, which is a pain medication, while he was doing his intense rehearsal schedule for those upcoming 50 shows that were scheduled for later this summer in London.

    CNN Transcript Jun 30, 2009

  • I should tell you that "Star" magazine exclusively learned, actually, this week that Anna Nicole -- that police are investigating that someone may have injected Anna Nicole Smith with Demerol, which is a morphine-like substance.

    CNN Transcript Mar 14, 2007

  • This generally involves a narcotic painkiller such as Demerol and midazolam, a generic anti-anxiety drug (formerly sold under the brand name Versed) that often causes patients to forget what happened during the procedure.

    'Take a Deep Breath...'

  • It also called for lawmakers to change the classification of marijuana to a S.hedule II drug, which includes substances such as Demerol, opium and morphine, according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's Web site.

    Iowa City Press-Citizen - Local News

  • I keep thinking of that NOVA episode, "The Case of the Frozen Addict," about the guy who destroyed the part of his brain that produced dopamine after he took some kind of Demerol analog he'd cooked up.

    Boing Boing

  • The guidelines do recommend flushing in a few select cases-such as Demerol, OxyContin, and Percocet-where the risk from accidental ingestion or the potential for abuse is very high.

    Slate Magazine


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