Definition of hydrocodone bitartrate

hydrocodone bitartrate

(HY-droh-KOH-done by-TAR-trayt)
A drug used to treat moderate to severe pain and cough. Hydrocodone bitartrate is made from codeine and binds to opioid receptors in the central nervous system. It is a type of analgesic agent, a type of antitussive, and a type of opiate.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms