nalorphine

[nal-er-feen, nal-awr-feen]
noun Pharmacology.
a white, crystalline, water-soluble powder, C 1 9 H 2 1 NO 3 , used to nullify respiratory depression due to narcotics and for the diagnosis of addiction to narcotics.

Origin:
1950–55; N-al(lyln)or(mor)phine; see allyl, nor-, morphine

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nalorphine nal·or·phine (nāl'ər-fēn', nāl-ôr'fēn)
n.
A drug derived from morphine that acts as an antagonist to the depressant and stimulatory effects of morphine and related narcotics and is used to counteract respiratory depression produced by narcotic overdose.

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