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methadone

noun meth·a·done \ˈme-thə-ˌdōn\

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

Full Definition of METHADONE

:  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

Variants of METHADONE

meth·a·done also meth·a·don \-ˌdän\

Origin of METHADONE

methyl + amino + diphenyl + -one
First Known Use: 1947
Medical Dictionary

methadone

noun meth·a·done \ˈmeth-ə-ˌdōn\

Medical Definition of METHADONE

:  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

meth·a·done also meth·a·don \-ˌdän\

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