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naloxone

[nuh-lok-sohn, nal-uh k-sohn]
noun Pharmacology.
  1. a narcotic analgesic antagonist, C19H21NO4, used in the reversal of acute narcotic analgesic respiratory depression.
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Origin of naloxone

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

noun
  1. a chemical substance that counteracts the effects of opiates by binding to opiate receptors on cells
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Word Origin

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