methadone

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noun meth·a·done \ˈme-thə-ˌdōn\
variants: or less commonly

methadon

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Definition of methadone

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of methadone

methyl + amino + diphenyl + -one


METHADONE Defined for English Language Learners

methadone

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Definition of methadone for English Language Learners

  • : a drug that people take to help them stop taking heroin


Medical Dictionary

methadone

play
noun meth·a·done \ˈmeth-ə-ˌdōn\
variants: also

methadon

\-ˌdän\play

Medical Definition of methadone

  1. :  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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