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methadone

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noun meth·a·done \ˈme-thə-ˌdōn\

Simple Definition of methadone

  • : a drug that people take to help them stop taking heroin

Full Definition of methadone

  1. :  a synthetic addictive narcotic drug C21H27NO used especially in the form of its hydrochloride for the relief of pain and as a substitute narcotic in the treatment of heroin addiction


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methadone

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noun meth·a·done \ˈmeth-ə-ˌdōn\

Medical Definition of methadone

  1. :  a synthetic addictive narcotic drug used especially in the form of its hydrochloride C21H27NO·HCl for the relief of pain and as a substitute narcotic in the treatment of heroin addiction—called also amidone



Variants of methadone

also meth·a·don \-ˌdän\play

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