Definition of tapentadol hydrochloride

tapentadol hydrochloride

(tuh-PEN-tuh-dol HY-droh-KLOR-ide)
A drug used to treat moderate to severe pain. It binds to opioid receptors and other molecules in the central nervous system. Tapentadol hydrochloride is a type of opioid and a type of analgesic agent. Also called Nucynta.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms