methadone

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Chemical structure of methadone
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From (di)meth(yl)a(mino) +‎ d(iphenyl) +‎ (heptan)one.

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methadone (countable and uncountable, plural methadones)

  1. (pharmacology) A powerful synthetic analgesic drug which is similar to morphine in its effects but less sedative and is used as a substitute drug in the treatment of morphine and heroin addiction.

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