a synthetic narcotic drug, CHNO, used in medicine to treat heroin and morphine addicts: it is more potent than morphine, with a longer duration of action and milder withdrawal symptoms
Origin of methadonefrom (6 di)meth(yl)a(mino-4,4-)d(iphenyl-3-heptan)one
A potent synthetic narcotic drug, C21H27NO, that is less addictive than morphine or heroin and is used as a substitute for these drugs in addiction treatment programs. It may also be used for chronic pain management.
Origin of methadoneShort for methadone hydrochloride (di)meth(yl) a(mino) d(iphenyl) (heptan)one a ketone ( heptan(e) ) ( -one )