[meth-uh-dohn] /ˈmɛθ əˌdoʊn/

noun, Pharmacology.
a synthetic narcotic, C 2 1 H 2 8 ClNO, similar to morphine but effective orally, used in the relief of pain and as a heroin substitute in the treatment of heroin addiction.
a narcotic analgesic drug similar to morphine, used to treat opiate addiction. Formula: C21H27NO

1947, generic designation for 6-dimethylamino-4, 4-diphenyl-3-heptanone. For origins of the syllables, see methyl + amino + di- + -one.
methadone [(meth-uh-dohn)]

An analgesic that is sometimes used in the treatment of drug addiction.


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