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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.
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(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]
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nal•ox•one(nəˈlɒk soʊn, ˈnæl əkˌsoʊn)
an analgesic narcotic antagonist, C19H21NO4, used chiefly to counteract overdose.
[1960–65; by shortening and rearrangement of dihydroxy-, morphinan-, and -one]
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|Noun||1.||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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