Substance Abuse: Medical and Slang Terminology

Humera Hamid, BA; Rif S. El-Mallakh, MD; Keith Vandeveir, CADC

Disclosures

South Med J. 2005;98(3):350-362. 

In This Article

Oxycodone

Slang terms

None known at the time

Active ingredient

14-hydroxydihydro-codeinone

Source

Semisynthetic (morphine-like)

Pharmacological classification

Narcotic analgesic

Medical use

Pain relief

Abuse form

Tablets or liquid

Usage method

Taken orally or injected

Effects sought

Euphoria

Adverse effects

Addiction, constipation, loss of appetite

Detectable in urine

Yes

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