NCI Drug Dictionary
The NCI Drug Dictionary contains technical definitions and synonyms for drugs/agents used to treat patients with cancer or conditions related to cancer. Each drug entry includes links to check for clinical trials listed in NCI's List of Cancer Clinical Trials.
- oxymorphone hydrochloride
The hydrochloride salt form of oxymorphone, a semisynthetic opioid with a potent analgesic property. Oxymorphone hydrochloride binds to and activates opiate receptors, specifically mu-receptors, in the central nervous system (CNS). This results in sedation, analgesia, decreased gastrointestinal motility, and respiratory depression. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
US brand names: Numorphan
Chemical structure: 4,5-alpha-epoxy-3,14-dihydroxy-17-methylmorphinan-6-one hydrochloride