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Glossary: oxycodone hydrochloride, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

oxycodone hydrochloride

(OK-see-KOH-done HY-droh-KLOR-ide)

A drug used to treat moderate to severe pain. It is made from morphine and binds to opioid receptors in the central nervous system. Oxycodone hydrochloride is a type of analgesic agent and a type of opiate.