Definition of Methadone hydrochloride
1. Noun. Synthetic narcotic drug similar to morphine but less habit-forming; used in narcotic detoxification and maintenance of heroin addiction.
Generic synonyms: Narcotic
Medical Definition of Methadone hydrochloride
1. 6-Dimethylamino-4,4-diphenyl-3-heptanone hydrochloride;a synthetic narcotic drug; an orally effective analgesic similar in action to morphine but with slightly greater potency and longer duration. It produces psychic and physical dependence as with morphine, but withdrawal symptoms are somewhat milder; used as a replacement (oral route) for morphine and heroin; also used during withdrawal treatment in morphine and heroin addiction. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Methadone hydrochloride
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1. Guidelines for Treatment of Cancer Pain (1993)
"methadone hydrochloride (Dolophine Hydrochloride) - a strong opioid with analgesic activity for 4-6 hours following a single dose. ..."
2. Aus dem Stromgebiet des Qyzyl-yrmag(halys).by Hermann von Flottwell by Hermann von Flottwell (1895)
"S mg., 7.5 mg. methadone hydrochloride tablets 2.S mg.. S mg.. 7.5 mg. •olution: 10 mg. in l cc ampuls and 10 cc. vials calcium levulinate 10% ampuls l Gm. ..."