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A white crystalline compound, derived from morphine by substituting an allyl group (C3H5) for a methyl group (CH3), used as a respiratory stimulant and narcotic antagonist (3) in the treatment of narcotic poisoning and opioid-related disorders, also used to detect morphine addiction quickly through the short-lived withdrawal reaction that it elicits from a morphine addict. Compare naloxone, naltrexone. [From its chemical name N-al(lyln)or(mor)phine]

Subjects: Psychology.

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