- an opioid analgesic, C18H21NO3, used to treat moderate to severe pain.
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Examples from the Web for hydrocodone
Zohydro is a new, government-approved, ultra-pure form of the commonly used opioid painkiller, hydrocodone.Is The Media Marketing Pain Pills to Addicts?
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There was the 27-day stretch beginning on Dec. 4, 2008 in which Boogaard was prescribed 110 hydrocodone pills.Derek Boogaard: The Player Hockey Hooked by Feeding Him Painkillers
June 7, 2012
- a semi-synthetic opioid drug derived from codeine and thebaine