Definition of Naloxone

1. Noun. A potent narcotic antagonist (trade name Narcan) especially effective with morphine.

Exact synonyms: Narcan
Generic synonyms: Narcotic Antagonist
Language type: Trade Name



Definition of Naloxone

1. Noun. A drug used to counter the effects of an overdose on opioids (such as heroin or morphine). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Naloxone

1. a chemical compound [n -S]

Medical Definition of Naloxone

1. An alkaloid antagonist of morphine and of the opiate peptides. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Naloxone

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naled
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nalidixic
nalipoite
nall
nalla
nallah
nallahs
nallas
nalls
nalmefene
nalorphine
nalorphines
naloxone (current term)
naloxone hydrochloride
naloxones
naltrexone
naltrexones
nam
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namability
namable
namableness
namansilite
namaskar
namaskars
namaste
namastes

Literary usage of Naloxone

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1. Preventing HIV Infection Among Injecting Drug Users in High Risk Countries by Institute of Medicine (U.S.), National Academies Press (U.S. (2007)
"When the combination tablet is taken sublingually as prescribed, all the buprenorphine but very little naloxone is absorbed, so the naloxone does not have ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"Single intravenous doses of naloxone are effective in antagonizing opiates for 3 ... The outstanding characteristics of naloxone were its specificity as an ..."

3. Laam in the Treatment of Opiate Addiction: A Treatment Improvement Protocal edited by Sandra Clunies (1999)
"Dā€”Drugs: Use naloxone if needed (an opioid antagonist) to counter the effects of LAAM. In the standard treatment of overdose, naloxone may be administered. ..."

4. Drug Abuse and Drug Abuse Research (1991): The Third Triennial Report to edited by MaryLouise Embrey, Christine R. Hartel (1999)
"Purified human T lymphocytes have a specific binding site for naloxone, ... naloxone is partially displaceable by a variety of opiate agonists, ..."

5. Guidelines for Treatment of Cancer Pain (1993)
"One 0.4 mg ampule of naloxone diluted in 10 ml of normal saline should be slowly ... This infusion may need to be repeated because naloxone is a relatively ..."

6. Harmful Non-Indigenous Species in the United States (1994)
"with no history of alcoholism, we employed opioid receptor blockade with naloxone (Wand et al. 1998). The impact of opioid blockade by naloxone was ..."

7. Problems of Drug Dependence: Proceedings of the 58th Annual Scientific Meeting by Louie S. Harrie (1999)
"This implies that parenteral naloxone has a much greater potency than oral ... We examined the relative potency of im naloxone and im naltrexone for ..."

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