oxycodone hydrochloride

Pronunciation: (OK-see-KOH-done HY-droh-KLOR-ide)

A drug used to treat moderate to severe pain. It is made from morphine and binds to opioid receptors in the central nervous system. Oxycodone hydrochloride is a type of analgesic agent and a type of opiate.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

2006-09-15 Date last modified: 2009-05-01