oxycodone

noun
oxy·​co·​done | \ ˌäk-sē-ˈkō-ˌdōn How to pronounce oxycodone (audio) \

Definition of oxycodone

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

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Prescription drugs, including blood pressure medication and five-milligram doses of the painkiller oxycodone, were found in the room that Day and Holmes had been staying in. Hannah Sampson, Washington Post, "7 questions about the unexplained tourist deaths in the Dominican Republic, answered," 17 June 2019 In high school, Onfroy's outbursts lead to arrests for armed robbery, burglary, possession of oxycodone, possession of a firearm and resisting arrest. Kyle Swenson, chicagotribune.com, "XXXTentacion: The nasty, brutish and short life of the chart-topping rapper," 20 June 2018 In three of the 18 locations, the mussels then tested positive for trace amounts of oxycodone. Christina Capatides, CBS News, "Mussels off the coast of Seattle test positive for opioids," 24 May 2018 Appalachian regions of West Virginia, Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee and western North Carolina show per capita use of around 150 oxycodone or hydrocodone pills per year. Edward Lotterman, Twin Cities, "Real World Economics: Drug addictions sap economy but vary regionally," 21 July 2019 In those seven years, those communities also were flooded with a disproportionate share of the 76 billion oxycodone and hydrocodone pain pills from some of the country's largest drug companies, an analysis by The Washington Post reveals. oregonlive.com, "See how many opioid pills were sold in your town," 18 July 2019 According to statistics compiled by ProPublica, in 2016, Soyke made the third-most claims for Medicare coverage out of all prescribers of oxycodone, a popular opioid painkiller, in the entire state. Phil Davis, baltimoresun.com, "Baltimore County physician’s assistant pleads guilty to opioid distribution conspiracy, admits sexual contact with clients," 17 July 2019 Prescription drugs, including blood pressure medication and five-milligram doses of the painkiller oxycodone, were found in the room that Day and Holmes had been staying in. The Washington Post, The Mercury News, "7 questions about the unexplained tourist deaths in the Dominican Republic, answered," 18 June 2019 According to prosecutors, Larry Baker III, 21, and Devin Reed, 19, broke into the Walgreens and stole two safes filled with more than 25,000 prescription pills, including fentanyl, hydrocodone and oxycodone. Tresa Baldas, Detroit Free Press, "Opioid bandits smash through Walgreens, lose loot and their freedom," 9 July 2019

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First Known Use of oxycodone

1963, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for oxycodone

oxy + codeine + -one

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oxycodone

noun
oxy·​co·​done | \ -ˈkō-ˌdōn How to pronounce oxycodone (audio) \

Medical Definition of oxycodone

: a narcotic analgesic C18H21NO4 used especially in the form of its hydrochloride C18H21NO4·HCl to relieve moderate to severe pain

Note: Oxycodone is marketed under the trademarks OxyContin, Percocet, and Percodan.

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