What Does Oxy Mean?


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Oxy is the codename for 'Oxycodone' which is a potentially addictive opioid analgesic medication that is synthesized from thebain (it is a type of Opium). The name of this Oxycodone has been derived from the opioid 'Codeine'. It has been named after Codeine as oxycodone has almost the same chemical structures as Codeine. The only difference in them is that the hydrogen that is present in Codeine is actually oxidized to a hydroxyl group.

The chemical weight of Oxycodone is C18H21NO4 and its Molecular weight is 315.364 g/mol. The bioavailability of this substance is around 87 per cent. The protein binding potential of Oxycodone is around 45 per cent. It has a Hepatic Metabolism and its half life potential is 3 to 4.5 hours.

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