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noun hy·dro·mor·phone \-ˈmȯr-ˌfōn\

Medical Definition of hydromorphone

  1. :  a ketone C17H19NO3 derived from morphine that is about five times as active biologically as morphine and is administered in the form of its hydrochloride C17H19NO3·HCl as an analgesic—called also dihydromorphinone

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