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nal·ox·one

 (năl′ək-sōn′, nə-lŏk′sōn)
n.
A drug, C19H21NO4, used in its hydrochloride form as an antagonist to opioids such as morphine and in combination with buprenorphine for long-term treatment of opioid addiction.

[n(ormal) + al(lyl) + (hydr)ox(y) + (morphin)one, compound related to morphine.]

naloxone

(nəˈlɒksəʊn)
n
(Biochemistry) a chemical substance that counteracts the effects of opiates by binding to opiate receptors on cells
[C20: from N-al(lylnor)ox(ymorph)one, the chemical name]

nal•ox•one

(nəˈlɒk soʊn, ˈnæl əkˌsoʊn)

n.
an analgesic narcotic antagonist, C19H21NO4, used chiefly to counteract overdose.
[1960–65; by shortening and rearrangement of dihydroxy-, morphinan-, and -one]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.naloxone - a potent narcotic antagonist (trade name Narcan) especially effective with morphine
narcotic antagonist - an antagonist used to counteract the effects of narcotics (especially to counteract the depression of respiration)
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