Substance Abuse: Medical and Slang Terminology

Humera Hamid, BA; Rif S. El-Mallakh, MD; Keith Vandeveir, CADC

Disclosures

South Med J. 2005;98(3):350-362. 

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Meperidine

Slang terms

None

Active ingredient

Meperidine hydrochloride

Source

Synthetic

Pharmacological classification

Narcotic Analgesic

Medical use

Pain relief, prevent withdrawal discomfort

Abuse form

Tablets or liquid

Usage method

Taken orally or injected

Effects sought

Euphoria

Adverse effects

Addiction, constipation, loss of appetite

Detectable in urine

Yes

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