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meth·a·done

 (mĕth′ə-dōn′)
n.
A potent synthetic narcotic drug, C21H27NO, that is less addictive than morphine or heroin and is used as a substitute for these drugs in addiction treatment programs. It may also be used for chronic pain management.

[Short for methadone hydrochloride : (di)meth(yl) + a(mino) + d(iphenyl) + (heptan)one, a ketone (heptan(e) + -one).]
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methadone

(ˈmɛθəˌdəʊn) or

methadon

n
(Pharmacology) a narcotic analgesic drug similar to morphine, used to treat opiate addiction. Formula: C21H27NO
[C20: from (di)meth(yl) + a(mino) + d(iphenyl) + -one]
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meth•a•done

(ˈmɛθ əˌdoʊn)

also meth•a•don

(-ˌdɒn)

n.
a synthetic narcotic, C21H28ClNO, similar to morphine but effective orally, used in the relief of pain and as a heroin substitute in the treatment of heroin addiction.
[1947, Amer.; meth (yl) + a (mino) + d (iphenyl) + (heptan)one a ketone derivative of heptane]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.methadone - synthetic narcotic drug similar to morphine but less habit-formingmethadone - synthetic narcotic drug similar to morphine but less habit-forming; used in narcotic detoxification and maintenance of heroin addiction
narcotic - a drug that produces numbness or stupor; often taken for pleasure or to reduce pain; extensive use can lead to addiction
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Translations

methadone

[ˈmeθəˌdəʊn] Nmetadona f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

methadone

n (Pharm) → Methadon nt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

methadone

n. metadona, droga sintética potente de acción narcótica menos intensa que la morfina.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

methadone

n metadona
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References in periodicals archive ?
2x8 Omitting tens of medical and unfamiliar chemical names, and staying within the OED, there are dimethylamidophenyldimethylpyrazolone (dhlmnpty), the full name of Pyramidon; 6-dimethylamino-4, 4-diphenyl-3-heptanone (dhlmnpty), the full name of methadone; Wilhelm Friedrich Benedict Hofmeister (cdfhlmrt) in the Bloomsbury Thesaurus.