methadon :

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  • n  synthetic narcotic drug similar to morphine but less habit-forming; used in narcotic detoxification and maintenance of heroin addiction

  • Methadone, which easily crosses the placental barrier, may impede the fetus's normal development.
  • Thousands of heroin addicts have kicked the habit with the help of the synthetic drug methadone.
  • To many of those involved in the fight against heroin addiction, methadone seems to be the most workable weapon yet devised.

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