Definition of oxycodone
: a narcotic analgesic C18H21NO4 used especially in the form of its hydrochloride
Recent Examples of oxycodone from the Web
For more than a decade, her mother, Jamie Clay, 28, had been hooked on oxycodone.
In another instance, a woman only identified in the indictment by the initials T.H. filled a prescription in July 2014 for alprazolam, morphine, oxycodone and zolpidem.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said prescriptions for highly addictive painkillers such as oxycodone dropped 13.1 percent over the three-year period, from 81.2 per 100 people to 70.6.
The CDC said prescriptions for highly addictive painkillers such as oxycodone fell 13 percent between 2012 and 2015, from 81 prescriptions per 100 people to 71.
During their search, officers found suspected Viagra and oxycodone in an office and marijuana in an employee locker that police believe belonged to the female dancer, Lynch said.
Nine people who are said to have obtained fraudulent prescriptions for oxycodone, hydrocodone, alprazolam, amphetamine/dextroamphetamine (Adderall) and Klonopin, were also named in the indictment, the newspaper reported.
In 2014, the death toll started to tick higher, even as overdoses from oxycodone, which was responsible for most of the pill mill deaths, stabilized.
Opioids are a class of drugs that range from prescription pain medications like oxycodone, codeine and morphine to illegal drugs like heroin.
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Origin and Etymology of oxycodone
oxy + codeine + -one
First Known Use: 1963See Words from the same year
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