- a nonaddictive substance, C20H23NO4, used in the treatment of heroin addiction and opiate overdose.
Origin of naltrexone
First recorded in 1970–75; by rearrangement of parts of its chemical name
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- a narcotic antagonist, similar to morphine, used chiefly in the treatment of heroin addiction
Word Origin for naltrexone
C20: from N-al (lylnor) ox (ymorph) one, + the arbitrary insertion of -trex-
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- An endorphin and narcotic antagonist. It is devoid of pharmacologic action when administered in the absence of narcotics.
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