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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
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hydromorphone

An opioid analgesic which, in excess, causes respiratory depression; blocks nociception to brain; miosis. See Opiate, Opioid, Pain management.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

hydromorphone

A powerful narcotic pain-killer drug used to relieve severe cancer pain. A brand name is Palladone.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005