Oxycodone

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oxycodone

(Science: chemical) (5 alpha)-4,5-epoxy-14-hydroxy-3-methoxy-17-methylmorphinan- 6-one. Semisynthetic derivative of codeine that acts as a narcotic analgesic more potent and addicting than codeine.

Pharmacological action: antitussive agents, narcotics, analgesics, opioid.

Chemical name: Morphinan-6-one, 4,5-epoxy-14-hydroxy-3-methoxy-17-methyl-, (5alpha)-