Definition of buprenorphine hydrochloride

buprenorphine hydrochloride

(BYOO-preh-NOR-feen HY-droh-KLOR-ide)
A drug used to treat moderate to severe pain. It is also used to treat addiction to heroin and other opiates, such as morphine. Buprenorphine hydrochloride binds to opioid receptors in the central nervous system. It is a type of analgesic agent and a type of opioid.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms