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naloxone

[nuh-lok-sohn, nal-uh k-sohn] /nəˈlɒk soʊn, ˈnæl əkˌsoʊn/
noun, Pharmacology
1.
a narcotic analgesic antagonist, C 1 9 H 2 1 NO 4 , used in the reversal of acute narcotic analgesic respiratory depression.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65; by shortening and rearrangement of dihydroxy-, morphinan-, and -one, components of its chemical name
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naloxone

/nəˈlɒksəʊn/
noun
1.
a chemical substance that counteracts the effects of opiates by binding to opiate receptors on cells
Word Origin
C20: from N-al(lylnor)ox(ymorph)one, the chemical name
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