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n. an opioid analgesic (see opiate) used to treat moderate or severe pain, primarily in terminally ill patients. It is administered orally, intravenously, or subcutaneously; common side-effects include drowsiness, dizziness, nausea, and constipation. Trade names: OxyContin, OxyNorm.

Subjects: Medicine and Health — Chemistry.


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