methadone definition

  • noun:
    • A potent artificial narcotic medicine, C21H27NO, this is certainly less addictive than morphine or heroin and it is used as a replacement of these medications in addiction treatment programs. It might probably also be employed for persistent pain administration.
    • A synthetic opioid analgesic, used to wean addicts from heroin or other opiate based narcotics, and in persistent discomfort management.
    • artificial narcotic drug much like morphine but less habit-forming; found in narcotic cleansing and maintenance of heroin addiction

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