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Methadone   Listen
noun
methadone, methadon  n.  A narcotic drug similar to morphine but less habit-forming; used in treating heroin addiction.
Synonyms: methadone hydrochloride.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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... with codeine, Empirin with codeine, Robitussan AC), and thebaine. Semisynthetic narcotics include heroin (horse, smack), and hydromorphone (Dilaudid). Synthetic narcotics include meperidine or Pethidine (Demerol, Mepergan), methadone (Dolophine, Methadose), and others (Darvon, Lomotil). Opium is the brown, gummy exudate of the incised, unripe seedpod of the opium poppy. Opium poppy (Papaver somniferum) is the source for the natural and semisynthetic narcotics. Poppy straw concentrate is the alkaloid ...
— The 1998 CIA World Factbook • United States. Central Intelligence Agency.



Words linked to "Methadone" :   fixer, dolophine hydrochloride, methadone hydrochloride, synthetic heroin



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