Definition of Levallorphan

1. Noun. Drug (trade name Lorfan) that is related to morphine but that counteracts the respiratory depression produced by morphine poisoning but without affecting its analgesic effects.

Exact synonyms: Lorfan
Generic synonyms: Drug
Language type: Trade Name



Definition of Levallorphan

1. Noun. An opioid antagonist from the morphinan family. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Levallorphan

1. An opioid antagonist with properties similar to those of naloxone; in addition it also possesses some agonist properties. It should be used cautiously; levallorphan reverses severe opioid-induced respiratory depression but may exacerbate respiratory depression such as that induced by alcohol or other non-opioid central depressants. Pharmacological action: narcotic antagonists. Chemical name: Morphinan-3-ol, 17-(2-propenyl)- (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Levallorphan

leukæmia
leupeptin
leupeptin acid reductase
leupeptin acid synthetase
leupeptinase
leupeptins
leuprolide
leuprolide acetate
leuprorelin
leurocristine
lev
lev-
leva
levacetylmethadol
levalbuterol
levallorphan (current term)
levallorphan tartrate
levamisole
levan
levan fructotransferase
levana
levansucrase
levanted
levanter
levanters
levantines
levanting
levants
levari facias
levarterenol

Literary usage of Levallorphan

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. BST edited by Jean A. Larson (1995)
"... that crosses the blood-brain barrier poorly if at all (N- methyl levallorphan-methane sulphonate [MLM]) or one that crosses readily (naloxone [NAL]). ..."

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