Definition of Hydromorphone

1. Noun. A narcotic analgesic (trade name Dilaudid) used to treat moderate to severe pain.

Exact synonyms: Dilaudid, Hydromorphone Hydrochloride
Generic synonyms: Analgesic, Anodyne, Pain Pill, Painkiller
Language type: Trade Name



Definition of Hydromorphone

1. Noun. A synthetic narcotic analgesic, (4,5 alpha-epoxy-3-hydroxy-17-methyl morphinan-6-one), similar to morphine and heroin. It is used for moderate to severe pain under the trade name ''Dilaudid''. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Hydromorphone

1. 4,5-alpha-epoxy-3-hydroxy-17-methylmorphinan-6-one. An opioid analgesic made from morphine and used mainly as an analgesic. It has a shorter duration of action than morphine. Pharmacological action: analgesics, opioid, narcotics. Chemical name: Morphinan-6-one, 4,5-epoxy-3-hydroxy-17-methyl-, (5alpha)- (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hydromorphone

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hydromorphone (current term)
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Literary usage of Hydromorphone

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1. Drugs of Abuseedited by Carol Gibson edited by Carol Gibson (1997)
"hydromorphone - hydromorphone (Dilaudid) is marketed both in tablet and injectable forms. Its analgesic potency is from two to eight times that of morphine. ..."

2. Problems of Drug Dependence: Proceedings of the 58th Annual Scientific Meeting by Louie S. Harrie (1999)
"Opioid-dependent adults resided on a clinical research ward throughout the study and were maintained on hydromorphone, orally administered daily in four 10 ..."

3. The Lasting Salute: Civil & Military Funerals 1921-1969 by B. C. Mossman, M. W. Stark (1995)
"Codeine and oxycodone can be used for moderate pain, although morphine and hydromorphone may be better tolerated by some children. ..."

4. Drug Abuse Curriculum for Employee Assistance Program Professionalsby DIANE Publishing Company by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"The stronger narcotics such as morphine, meperidine (Demerol), and hydromorphone (Dilaudid) are used for more severe pain such as that involved with bone ..."

5. Drug Identification and Testing in the Juvenile Justice System by Anne H. Crowe (1998)
"hydromorphone—A morphine derivative used as a narcotic or hydrochloride analgesic. ... Sold under the trade names of Dilaudid or hydromorphone. ..."

6. Drug Testing Guidelines And Practices For Juvenile Probation And Parole Agencies (1992)
"Heroin HIV HPTLC hydromorphone Immunoassay Laboratory Testing Local Agency Mass Spectrometry ... Sold under the trade names of Dilaudid or hydromorphone. ..."

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