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Definition of Oxycodone

Oxycodone: Oxycodone is the active ingredient in OxyContin. Oxycodone is an opioid, a close relative of morphine, heroin, codeine, fentanyl, and methadone.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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