methadone

[n] - synthetic narcotic drug similar to morphine but less habit-forming
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Methadone

Narcotic withdrawal and dependence suppressant, used to treat opioid addiction. (e.g. heroin)
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Methadone

Methadone: A synthetic opiate. The most common medical use for methadone is as a legal substitute for heroin in treatment programs for drug addiction. It is usually administered to participating addicts daily in the form of a green, tasteless liquid at a drug treatment clinic. See also: Methadone treatment program. Common Misspellings: methodone
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methadone

<chemical> A synthetic opioid that is used as the hydrochloride. It is an opioid analgesic that is primarily a mu-opioid agonist. It has actions and uses similar to those of morphine. It also has a depressant action on the cough centre and may be given to control intractable cough associated with terminal lung cancer. Methadone is also used a...
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methadone

methadone hydrochloride noun synthetic narcotic drug similar to morphine but less habit-forming; used in narcotic detoxification and maintenance of heroin addiction
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methadone

(meth´ә-dōn) a synthetic opioid analgesic with pharmacologic properties similar to those of morphine and heroin and equal potential for addiction; used as an analgesic and as a substitute opiate in the treatment of heroin addiction.
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methadone

potent synthetic narcotic drug that is the most effective form of treatment for addiction to heroin and other narcotics. Methadone first became ... [3 related articles]
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methadone

methadone (meth'udōn", –don") , synthetic narcotic similar in effect to morphine. Synthesized in Germany, it came into clinical use after World War II. It is sometimes used as an analgesic and to suppress the cough reflex.In the brains of addicts, methadone prevents heroin or...
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Methadone

It is on the World Health Organization`s List of Essential Medicines, a list of the most important medication needed in a basic health system. There is now an asymmetric synthesis available to prepare both levomethadone [R-(-)-methadone] and dextromethadone [S-(+)-methadone]. ==Medical uses== ===Methadone maintenance=== Methadone is indicated for....
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METHADONE

an oral opiate-like drug used for pain management and to treat opiate (e.g., heroin) addiction. Methadone maintenance therapy prevents withdrawal symptoms by administering small doses of the drug on a regular basis.
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