naltrexone

noun nal·trex·one \ nal-ˈtrek-ˌsōn \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of naltrexone

:a synthetic opiate antagonist C20H23NO4 administered in the form of its hydrochloride

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Origin and Etymology of naltrexone

N-allyl + trex- (as in methotrexate) + -one


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naltrexone

noun nal·trex·one \ nal-ˈtrek-ˌsōn \

medical Definition of naltrexone

:a synthetic opiate antagonist administered especially in the form of its hydrochloride C20H23NO4·HCl to maintain a drug-free state in detoxified opiate-dependent patients or to maintain abstinence in alcohol-dependent patients

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