Naltrexone Definition

A white, crystalline, nonaddictive synthetic drug, C20H23NO4HCl, that blocks or reverses the effects of alcohol or a narcotic.
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Origin of Naltrexone

  • Blend of naloxone tre- (probably alteration of tri– from the three carbon atoms of the propyl group that distinguishes it from naloxone, of which it is a congener)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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