hydromorphone

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Etymology[edit]

From (di)hydromorph(ine) +‎ -one.

Noun[edit]

hydromorphone (uncountable)

  1. (pharmacology) A synthetic narcotic analgesic, (4,5 alpha-epoxy-3-hydroxy-17-methyl morphinan-6-one), similar to morphine and heroin. It is used for moderate to severe pain under the trade name Dilaudid.
    • 2021, Rivers Solomon, Sorrowland, #Merky Books, page 200:
      She hadnʼt needed regular doses of hydromorphone in a month.