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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

(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.