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hydrocodone

 [hi″dro-ko´dōn]
a semisynthetic opioid analgesic similar to but more active than codeine; used as the bitartrate salt or polistirex complex as an oral analgesic and antitussive. Continued use may cause addiction.

hy·dro·co·done

(hī'drō-kō'dōn),
A potent analgesic derivative of codeine used as an antitussive and analgesic. Often used combined with aspirin or acetaminophen.

hydrocodone

/hy·dro·co·done/ (-ko´dōn) a semisynthetic opioid analgesic similar to but more active than codeine; used as the bitartrate salt or polistirex complex as an analgesic and antitussive.

hydrocodone

(hī′drə-kō′dōn)
n.
A narcotic drug derived from codeine, C18H21NO3, used in its bitartrate form as an analgesic and antitussive.

hydrocodone

An opioid analgesic, antitussive, which also depresses respiration, used for cough and upper respiratory Sx of allergies or colds. See Opioid.

hy·dro·co·done

(hī'drō-kō'dōn)
A potent analgesic derivative of codeine used as an antitussive and analgesic. Often used combined with aspirin or acetaminophen.

hy·dro·co·done

(hī'drō-kō'dōn)
Potent analgesic derivative of codeine used as an antitussive and analgesic.

hydrocodone (hī´drōkō´dōn),

n a semisynthetic narcotic analgesic and antitussive with multiple actions similar to those of codeine. Hydrocodone is an ingredient in prescription analgesics and cough medicines.
hydrocodone bitartrate,
n brand name: Hycodan;
drug class: narcotic analgesic, controlled substance schedule III;
action: interacts with opioid receptor in the central nervous system to alter pain perception; acts directly on cough center in medulla to suppress cough;
uses: hyperactive and nonproductive cough; mild to moderate pain.

hydrocodone

a synthetic narcotic analgesic similar to but more active than codeine; the bitartrate is used as an antitussive.
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