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  • n. A fast-acting opioid analgesic drug used in the treatment of severe pain.


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  • It is understood that Jackson was being injected twice a day with the morphine-related painkiller Demerol, which in the UK is called pethidine and usually given to women in childbirth.

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  • We offer them strong painkilling drugs such as pethidine or diamorphine - which is a form of heroin.

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  • Muirhead ascribes the change to the 1970s battle between "medicalised" birth and there's an interesting counterpoint, culturally, here in Betty's birth scene in Mad Men, a kind of dreamscape 60s horror show where she's so dosed up to the eyeballs on pethidine that all she can perceive is a load of masked men with huge metal instruments and the feminist drive to reclaim the process of labour.

    Why we can't get enough of childbirth on TV

  • Millie also had a baby using donated sperm to artificially inseminate herself with a veggie burger baster as a vegan, she refused to use a turkey baster but despite having planned an all-natural home birth she ended up in hospital, using pethidine, and begging the nurse to call the father to come and hold her hand.

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  • We sic didn't use pethidine or any other painkillers, natural all the way!

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  • I remember in one class the teacher discussing various drugs for pain relief (such as pethidine and spinal epidurals) and going on to explain emergency procedures (such as forceps and caesareans).

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  • Epidural block or parenteral pethidine as analgesic in labour; a randomised study concerning progress in labour and instrumental deliveries.


  • A comparison of epidural blockade and intramuscular pethidine.


  • A controlled trial between epidural block and intramuscular pethidine combined with inhalation.


  • - Transcutaneous nerve stimulation (TENS) vs pethidine in labour.



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