hydromorphone

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hydromorphone

 [hi″dro-mor´fōn]
a morphine alkaloid with effects similar to morphine but greater and of shorter duration; used as the hydrochloride salt as an analgesic, antitussive, and anesthesia adjunct, administered orally, subcutaneously, intramuscularly, intravenously, or rectally.

hydromorphone

/hy·dro·mor·phone/ (-mor´fōn) a morphine alkaloid having opioid analgesic effects similar to but greater and of shorter duration than those of morphine; used as the hydrochloride salt as an analgesic, antitussive, and anesthesia adjunct.

hydromorphone

(hī′drō-môr′fōn′)
n.
A synthetic derivative of morphine, C17H19NO3, used in the form of its hydrochloride as an analgesic that is more potent than morphine.

hydromorphone

An opioid analgesic which, in excess, causes respiratory depression; blocks nociception to brain; miosis. See Opiate, Opioid, Pain management.

hydromorphone

A powerful narcotic pain-killer drug used to relieve severe cancer pain. A brand name is Palladone.

hydromorphone

a hydrogenated ketone of morphine with effects similar to morphine but of shorter duration; the hydrochloride is used as an analgesic and cough suppressant.
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