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naltrexone

 [nal-trek´sōn]
an opioid antagonist used as the hydrochloride salt in treatment of opioid or alcohol abuse.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

nal·trex·one

(nal-treks'ōn),
An orally active narcotic antagonist; devoid of pharmacologic action when administered in the absence of narcotics.
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naltrexone

(năl-trĕk′sōn)
n.
A synthetic opioid antagonist, C20H23NO4, used in its hydrochloride form to treat addiction to alcohol and to opioid drugs such as heroin.
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naltrexone

Substance abuse An opioid antagonist used to manage opiate, alcohol and other abuse substances; naltrexone binds to endorphin receptors, preventing endophin receptor binding, reducing the craving for abuse substances. See Cocaine. Cf Antabuse.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

naltrexone

A narcotic antagonist used as a maintenance therapy in former narcotic addicts. A brand name is Nalorex.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

nal·trex·one

(nal-treks'ōn)
Orally active narcotic antagonist; devoid of pharmacologic action when administered in absence of narcotics.
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