nalorphine

noun

na·​lor·​phine na-ˈlȯr-ˌfēn How to pronounce nalorphine (audio)
: a white crystalline compound C19H21NO3 that is derived from morphine and is used especially formerly as a respiratory stimulant to counteract poisoning by morphine and similar narcotic drugs

Word History

Etymology

N-allyl + morphine

First Known Use

1953, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nalorphine was in 1953

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Cite this Entry

“Nalorphine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nalorphine. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

nalorphine

noun
na·​lor·​phine nal-ˈȯr-ˌfēn How to pronounce nalorphine (audio)
: a white crystalline compound C19H21NO3 that is derived from morphine and is used especially formerly as a respiratory stimulant to counteract poisoning by morphine and similar narcotic drugs

called also N-allylnormorphine

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