naltrexone

[nal-trek-sohn]
noun Pharmacology.
a nonaddictive substance, C 2 0 H 2 3 NO 4 , used in the treatment of heroin addiction and opiate overdose.

Origin:
1970–75; by rearrangement of parts of its chemical name

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naltrexone (nælˈtrɛksəʊn)
 
n
a narcotic antagonist, similar to morphine, used chiefly in the treatment of heroin addiction
 
[C20: from N-al(lylnor)ox(ymorph)one, + the arbitrary insertion of -trex-]

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naltrexone nal·trex·one (nāl-trěk'sōn)
n.
An endorphin and narcotic antagonist. It is devoid of pharmacologic action when administered in the absence of narcotics.

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