naloxone

[ nuh-lok-sohn, nal-uh k-sohn ]
/ nəˈlɒk soʊn, ˈnæl əkˌsoʊn /
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noun Pharmacology.

a narcotic analgesic antagonist, C19H21NO4, used in the reversal of acute narcotic analgesic respiratory depression.

Nearby words

  1. nalgo,
  2. nalidixic acid,
  3. nalline,
  4. nalmefene,
  5. nalorphine,
  6. naloxone hydrochloride,
  7. naltrexone,
  8. nam,
  9. nam co,
  10. nam pla

Origin of naloxone

1960–65; by shortening and rearrangement of dihydroxy-, morphinan-, and -one, components of its chemical name

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British Dictionary definitions for naloxone

naloxone

/ (nəˈlɒksəʊn) /

noun

a chemical substance that counteracts the effects of opiates by binding to opiate receptors on cells

Word Origin for naloxone

C20: from N-al (lylnor) ox (ymorph) one, the chemical name

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