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naltrexone

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noun nal·trex·one \nal-ˈtrek-ˌsōn\

Definition of naltrexone

  1. :  a synthetic opiate antagonist C20H23NO4 administered in the form of its hydrochloride



Origin and Etymology of naltrexone

N-allyl + trex- (as in methotrexate) + -one


First Known Use: 1973


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naltrexone

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noun nal·trex·one \nal-ˈtrek-ˌsōn\

Medical Definition of naltrexone

  1. :  a synthetic opiate antagonist administered especially in the form of its hydrochloride C20H23NO4·HCl to maintain a drug-free state in detoxified opiate-dependent patients or to maintain abstinence in alcohol-dependent patients




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