n. an analgesic which is medically prescribed for migraine headaches and other conditions involving moderate to severe pain. (Trade name: Stadol) Morphine-like in effect, it acts as an agonist-antagonist at opioid receptors. But like other opioids, it can result in nausea, depression, and dependence.

BUTORPHANOL: "Butorphanol is a synthetic opioid that can be administered through an injectable preparation or via an intranasal spray."
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