7-hydroxymitragynine

noun

7-hy·​droxy·​mi·​trag·​y·​nine ˈse-vən-hī-ˌdräk-sē-mi-ˈtra-jə-ˌnēn How to pronounce 7-hydroxymitragynine (audio)
: a psychoactive indole alkaloid C23H30N2O5 that is a potent oxidized derivative of mitragynine present in kratom
Mitragynine is the more prominent and has very mild opioid effects, while 7-hydroxymitragynine is 13 times more potent than morphine milligram for milligram.C. Michael White
[Mac] Haddow, the lobbyist, blamed kratom deaths on "bad actors" who run the leaf through a chemical process during production to dangerously increase natural levels of 7-hydroxymitragynine in the plant, which, he agreed, can cause fatal overdoses similar to opioids.Jesse Bogan

Examples of 7-hydroxymitragynine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Its two primary alkaloids — mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine — activate the mu-opioid receptors in the brain. Helen Freund and Kirby Wilson, Sun Sentinel, 6 Mar. 2023

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Word History

Etymology

hydroxy + mitragynine

First Known Use

2004, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of 7-hydroxymitragynine was in 2004

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“7-hydroxymitragynine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/7-hydroxymitragynine. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

7-hydroxymitragynine

noun
7-hy·​droxy·​mi·​trag·​y·​nine ˈsev-ən-hī-ˌdräk-sē-mi-ˈtraj-ə-ˌnēn How to pronounce 7-hydroxymitragynine (audio)
: a psychoactive indole alkaloid C23H30N2O5 that is a potent oxidized derivative of mitragynine present in kratom
7-hydroxymitragynine exhibits 40-fold greater potency than mitragynine and tenfold greater potency than morphine, whereas mitragynine is less potent than morphine …D. A. Todd et al., Scientific Reports
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