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A synthetic derivative of morphine, C17H19NO3, used in the form of its hydrochloride as an analgesic that is more potent than morphine.

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Noun1.hydromorphone - a narcotic analgesic (trade name Dilaudid) used to treat moderate to severe pain
analgesic, anodyne, pain pill, painkiller - a medicine used to relieve pain


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Exalgo was approved in 2004 in Europe, where it is marketed as Jurnista.
J&J invested $5 billion in research and development last year, and the company received regulatory approval for Invega, Ionsys, Jurnista and Prezista.
J&J received approvals for a number of pharmaceutical products in 2006, including Ionsys, a fentanyl patch for the treatment of cancer pain; the protease inhibitor Prezista for HIV/AIDS; three new indications for Remicade, including the treatment of children with Crohn's disease; and Jurnista for the treatment of severe pain.