Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A narcotic alkaloid, C18H21NO4, related to codeine, used as an analgesic and a sedative chiefly in the form of its hydrochloride salt.

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  • n. A very powerful and potentially addictive opioid analgesic medication synthesized from thebaine.

Etymologies

(hydr)oxy + cod(eine) + -one.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • PERPER: Well, oxycontin is a form of oxycodone, which is long-acting.

    CNN Transcript Sep 23, 2009

  • "I do think raising awareness (about Oxycontin, also called oxycodone or" Oxy ") has alleviated some of the tension around the problem," said Juneau-Douglas Drug and Alcohol Counselor Dawn Kolden.

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  • Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme figures for oxycodone, which is sold as OxyContin, OxyNorm and Endone, reveal there were 148,833 scripts dispensed in WA last year, up from 114,181 in

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  • Authorities warn the risk of drug dependence is high with oxycodone, which is dubbed hillbilly heroin because abuse of it first emerged in rural parts of the US where illegal drugs like heroin had little presence.

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  • • OxyContin, also known as oxycodone, is a particularly potent and popular narcotic To evaluate the impact of narcotic drugs on death rates in Ontario, researchers from St. Michael's Hospital and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) in Toronto reviewed over 7000 files from the Coroner's office and linked these with provincial data on physician visits and medication prescribing.

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  • Now, B.C. physicians and a new study from the University of British Columbia say the addictive drug, formally called oxycodone, has hit the westernmost province.

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  • Adolfo P. Hernandez, 67, of Noblesville had pleaded guilty to one count of unlawfully dispensing the painkiller Percocet, generically known as oxycodone, a Schedule II Controlled Substance.

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  • For example: The commonly prescribed painkiller Percocet (generically known as oxycodone / acetaminophen) is supposed to be flushed down the toilet, according to the federal guidelines.

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  • JOSHUA PERPER, MEDICAL EXAMINER, AUTHOR OF "WHEN TO CALL THE DOCTOR": Any -- a variety of medicine from sleeping pills or pain pills such as oxycodone or.

    CNN Transcript Jan 21, 2009

  • In the meantime, more patients might turn to substitutes such as oxycodone, the opiate in Percocet, which is available in a single formula.

    Taking Pains With a Painkiller

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