Oxycodone vs Morphine - What's the difference?

oxycodone | morphine |


As nouns the difference between oxycodone and morphine

is that oxycodone is (pharmaceutical drug) a very powerful and potentially addictive opioid analgesic medication synthesized from thebaine while morphine is a crystalline alkaloid (7,8-didehydro-4,5-epoxy-17-methyl-morphinan-3,6-diol), extracted from opium, the salts of which are soluble in water and are used as analgesics, anaesthetics and sedatives; it is one of a group of morphine alkaloids.

oxycodone

Noun

(-)
  • (pharmaceutical drug) A very powerful and potentially addictive opioid analgesic medication synthesized from thebaine.
  • morphine

    Noun

    (-)
  • A crystalline alkaloid (7,8-didehydro-4,5-epoxy-17-methyl-morphinan-3,6-diol), extracted from opium, the salts of which are soluble in water and are used as analgesics, anaesthetics and sedatives; it is one of a group of morphine alkaloids.
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    * See also

    See also

    * codeine * heroin