Definition of pentazocine in English:

pentazocine

noun

Medicine
  • [mass noun] A synthetic compound that is a potent non-addictive analgesic, often given during childbirth.

    • ‘All patients were premedicated with pentazocine 30 min before the test.’
    • ‘Other medications that have caused occasional interaction during the perioperative period include fentanyl, carbamazepine, and pentazocine.’
    • ‘The researchers found that redheaded women were able to tolerate more pain than other people when given an analgesic drug called pentazocine.’
    • ‘An expert panel determined, for example, that pain relievers like meperidine and pentazocine carry more risk than benefit for the elderly.’
    • ‘Meperidine or pentazocine are recommended by some physicians.’

Origin

1960s: from pentane + azo- + octa- + -ine.

Pronunciation:

pentazocine

/pɛnˈtazə(ʊ)siːn/