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
Recent Examples of methadone from the Web
Patients being treated for opioid addiction or dependence often must report to a clinic to receive medication, such as methadone or buprenorphine.
In addition to the aforementioned substances, the late Star Wars actress had methadone in her system, according to the report from the Los Angeles County medical examiner's office.
According to People, which obtained official documents from the Los Angeles County coroner’s office today, Fisher had cocaine, methadone, ethanol, and opiates in her system at the time of her death on December 27 of last year.
The program will combine counseling services with the medications methadone and Suboxone, used successfully to treat many people dependent upon opioids.
Unlike methadone treatment, which must be done in a structured clinic, buprenorphine is the first opioid dependency treatment medication that can be prescribed or dispensed in a doctor's office.
The Russian government, however, has banned all methadone clinics.
For instance, there have been folks – who should know better – saying for weeks that the Campbell County site will be used as a methadone clinic or will house a syringe access exchange program.
According to a copy of the autopsy report from the Hillsborough County Medical Examiner's office in Tampa, Florida, O'Neill died of intoxication from a mixture of methadone, codeine, Valium and an antihistamine.
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Origin and Etymology of methadone
methyl + amino + diphenyl + -one
First Known Use: 1947See Words from the same year
METHADONE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of methadone for English Language Learners
: a drug that people take to help them stop taking heroin
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
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