buprenorphine

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noun bu·pre·nor·phine \ˌbyü-prə-ˈnȯr-ˌfēn, -fən\

Definition of buprenorphine

  1. :  a semisynthetic narcotic analgesic that is administered in the form of its hydrochloride C29H41NO4·HCl to control moderate to severe pain and treat opioid dependence Buprenorphine is administered by injection to control pain, is used in the form of a transdermal skin patch to control pain or treat opioid dependence, and is used in combination with naloxone in the form of a dissolvable tablet placed under the tongue or film placed inside the cheek to treat opioid dependence.

First Known Use of buprenorphine

1974


Medical Dictionary

buprenorphine

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noun bu·pre·nor·phine \ˌbyü-prə-ˈnȯr-ˌfēn, -fən\

Medical Definition of buprenorphine

  1. :  a semisynthetic narcotic analgesic that is derived from thebaine and is administered in the form of its hydrochloride C29H41NO4·HCl to control moderate to severe pain and treat opioid dependence Buprenorphine is administered by injection to control pain, is used in the form of a transdermal skin patch to control pain or treat opioid dependence, and is used in combination with naloxone in the form of a dissolvable tablet placed under the tongue or film placed inside the cheek to treat opioid dependence. Trademarks for preparations containing buprenorphine include Bunavail, Buprenex, Butrans, Subutex, Suboxone, and Zubsolv.


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