naloxone

naloxone

[nuh-lok-sohn, nal-uhk-sohn]
noun Pharmacology.
a narcotic analgesic antagonist, C 1 9 H 2 1 NO 4 , used in the reversal of acute narcotic analgesic respiratory depression.

Origin:
1960–65; by shortening and rearrangement of dihydroxy-, morphinan-, and -one, components of its chemical name

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naloxone (nəˈlɒksəʊn)
 
n
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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