methadone

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