tramadol

noun

tram·​a·​dol ˈtra-mə-ˌdȯl How to pronounce tramadol (audio)
: a synthetic opioid analgesic administered orally in the form of its hydrochloride C16H25NO2·HCl to treat moderate to severe pain

Examples of tramadol in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Police obtained a search warrant later that night and confiscated a Vitamix blender, a mortar and pestle, cups, straws, tramadol and five bottles of temazepam from Meyden’s home, the affidavit says. Sean Neumann, Peoplemag, 10 Mar. 2024 According to county health data, death rates for synthetic opioids such as fentanyl and tramadol have increased over 6,000% the past decade. Taylor Seely, The Arizona Republic, 16 Aug. 2023 Mexico has long been a mecca for Americans seeking easier and cheaper access to medications that require a prescription in the U.S. — drugs such as Viagra, Xanax and tramadol. Connor Sheets, Los Angeles Times, 14 June 2023 Drugs found in his system included methadone, tramadol (a painkiller) and alprazolam. Stephanie Sengwe, Peoplemag, 9 June 2023 There are serious side effects that can happen with tramadol, like any other opioid, and even appropriate use of opioids can lead to opioid use disorder. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 6 June 2023 Fentanyl, for example, is grouped with other synthetic opioids like tramadol and nitazenes. Deidre McPhillips, CNN, 3 May 2023 Between July 2019 and January of this year, officials seized five shipments containing thousands of zolpidem, tramadol and tapentadol pills, according to the complaint. Orlando Mayorquin, USA TODAY, 30 Mar. 2023 More than 50% of the redfish sampled were contaminated with both flecainide, which in humans slows electrical signals in the heart to stabilize heart rhythms, and the habit-forming opioid pain reliever tramadol. Bill Kearney, Sun Sentinel, 4 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1978, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tramadol was in 1978

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“Tramadol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tramadol. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

tramadol

noun
tram·​a·​dol ˈtram-ə-ˌdȯl How to pronounce tramadol (audio)
: a synthetic opioid analgesic administered orally in the form of its hydrochloride C16H25NO2·HCl to treat moderate to severe pain see ultram
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