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- n. A particular narcotic painkiller.
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Well, actually, in the body it becomes dextrorphan, a cough suppressant, and levorphanol, a painkiller five times as powerful as morphine.
Approximately 70 percent of the potent painkiller levorphanol had bound to the opiate receptor in the rat, guinea pig, and mouse brain.
Goldstein, L. I. Lowney, and B. K. Pal, Stereospecific and nonspecific interactions of the morphine congener levorphanol in subcellular fractions of mouse brain, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 58 1971: 1742-47.
(Levorphanol Extended Release) is a proprietary once-a-day extended release levorphanol in an abuse deterrent drug delivery system.
Consequently, levorphanol ER targets both opioid modulated ascending pathways and norepinephrine modulated descending pathways of pain in one centrally acting analgesic.
TQ-1020 is a proprietary once-a-day extended release dosage form of the opioid analgesic levorphanol in an abuse deterrent drug delivery system (Levorphanol ER).
Codeine and propoxyphene are examples of low dose opiates, while are oxycodone hydrochloride, methadone hydrochloride, and levorphanol tartrate are examples of common high dose opiates.