Definition of Oxymorphone
1. Noun. (pharmaceutical drug) A particular narcotic painkiller. ¹
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Medical Definition of Oxymorphone
An opioid analgesic with actions and uses similar to those of morphine, apart from an absence of cough suppressant activity. It is used in the treatment of moderate to severe pain, including pain in obstetrics. It may also be used as an adjunct to anaesthesia.
Pharmacological action: analgesics, opioid, anaesthesia adjuvants, narcotics.
Chemical name: Morphinan-6-one, 4,5-epoxy-3,14-dihydroxy-17-methyl-, (5alpha)-
(12 Dec 1998)
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