oxycodone

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noun oxy·co·done \ˌäk-sē-ˈkō-ˌdōn\

Definition of oxycodone

  1. :  a narcotic analgesic C18H21NO4 used especially in the form of its hydrochloride

Origin and Etymology of oxycodone

oxy + codeine + -one


First Known Use: 1963


Medical Dictionary

oxycodone

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noun oxy·co·done \-ˈkō-ˌdōn\

Medical Definition of oxycodone

  1. :  a narcotic analgesic C18H21NO4 used especially in the form of its hydrochloride C18H21NO4·HCl to relieve moderate to severe pain Oxycodone is marketed under the trademarks OxyContin, Percocet, and Percodan.


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