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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


hydrocodone bitartrate  listen  (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.