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an opioid antagonist structurally related to oxymorphone, used in the diagnosis and treatment of opioid toxicity, to reverse opioid-induced respiratory depression, and as an adjunct in the treatment of hypotension associated with septic shock; administered parenterally.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
A drug, C19H21NO4, used in its hydrochloride form as an antagonist to opioids such as morphine and in combination with buprenorphine for long-term treatment of opioid addiction.
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naloxoneNarcan® An IV morphine and endorphin antagonist-type opioid analgesic. See Opioids, Reversal agent.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
naloxoneA narcotic antagonist drug similar to NALORPHINE, chemically related to MORPHINE, and used as an antidote to narcotic poisoning. The drug is on the WHO official list. A brand name is Narcan.
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