nalorphine

noun
na·​lor·​phine | \ na-ˈlȯr-ˌfēn How to pronounce nalorphine (audio) \

Definition of nalorphine

: 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

First Known Use of nalorphine

1953, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for nalorphine

N-allyl + morphine

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“Nalorphine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nalorphine. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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nalorphine

noun
na·​lor·​phine | \ nal-ˈȯr-ˌfēn How to pronounce nalorphine (audio) \

Medical Definition of nalorphine

: 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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