What does naloxone mean?

Definitions for naloxonenəˈlɒk soʊn, ˈnæl əkˌsoʊn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. naloxone, Narcan(noun)

    a potent narcotic antagonist (trade name Narcan) especially effective with morphine

Wiktionary

  1. naloxone(Noun)

    A drug used to counter the effects of an overdose on opioids (such as heroin or morphine).

Freebase

  1. Naloxone

    Naloxone is an opioid inverse agonist drug developed by Sankyo in the 1960s. Naloxone is a drug used to counter the effects of opiate overdose, for example heroin or morphine overdose. Naloxone is specifically used to counteract life-threatening depression of the central nervous system and respiratory system. Naloxone is also experimentally used in the treatment for congenital insensitivity to pain with anhidrosis, an extremely rare disorder that renders one unable to feel pain. It is marketed under various trademarks including Narcan, Nalone, and Narcanti, and has sometimes been mistakenly called "naltrexate." It is not to be confused with naltrexone, an opioid receptor antagonist with qualitatively different effects, used for dependence treatment rather than emergency overdose treatment.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Naloxone

    A specific opiate antagonist that has no agonist activity. It is a competitive antagonist at mu, delta, and kappa opioid receptors.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of naloxone in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of naloxone in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Bill Clinton:

    Naloxone is a drug that can make a real difference.

  2. Anita Gupta:

    If you don’t use [naloxone] properly, the person may not get the full dose of the antidote, and it won’t work.

  3. Thomas Farley:

    We have n’t seen a public health emergency like this in the last century, it’s time for us to rethink our assumptions, and consider options we had n’t seen before. Unlike similar efforts by other cities, the injection sites would not need City Council approval because they would be privately run. According to Philadelphia Public Health drug-related overdose deaths began to spoke in 2015 with the presence of fetanyl. ( Fox News) The sites would give drug addicts a safe haven to shoot up and would offer sterile injection equipment, including needles, and Naloxone. Fox News would also give referrals to treatment centers, social services clinics and wound care facilities. The idea comes as a paradigm shift in the nation’s effort to stem the tide of opioid-related deaths.Seattle and New York have been among places that have mulled similar measures, but the efforts stalled because of either legal or bureaucratic hurdles. Canada and Europe have operated similar types of facilities for the last few decades.

  4. Thomas Farley:

    We have n’t seen a public health emergency like this in the last century, it’s time for us to rethink our assumptions, and consider options we had n’t seen before. Unlike similar efforts by other cities, the injection sites would not need City Council approval because they would be privately run. Drug-related overdose deaths began to spoke in 2015 with the presence of fetanyl, according to Philadelphia Public Health. ( Fox News) The sites would give drug addicts a safe haven to shoot up and would offer sterile injection equipment, including needles, and Naloxone. Fox News would also give referrals to treatment centers, social services clinics and wound care facilities. The idea comes as a paradigm shift in the nation’s effort to stem the tide of opioid-related deaths.Seattle and New York have been among places that have mulled similar measures, but the efforts stalled because of either legal or bureaucratic hurdles. Canada and Europe have operated similar types of facilities for the last few decades.

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