Glossary of Medical Malpractice
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Occupational therapy: Therapy designed to
enable the individual to work with their arms and hands.
Oxycodone Hydrochloride: This drug is
categorized as an agonist opioid, a powerful group of analgesics that work by
blocking signals to pain receptors in the brain. A synthetic narcotic derived
from opium-producing poppy plants, oxycodone HCL has properties similar to
morphine and is classified as a Schedule II drug, which means that it can be
legally prescribed but has a high potential for abuse. Oxycodone HCL is also an
active ingredient in the following drugs: Percocet, Percodan, and Tylox.
Oxycontin: A powerful prescription pain
reliever prescribed for patients suffering from moderate to severe chronic pain.
Oxycontin tablets contain anywhere from 10-160mg of oxycodone hydrochloride, an
agonist opioid that blocks signals to pain receptors in the brain. Oxycontin
pills are manufactured with a controlled release mechanism that extends pain
relief for up to twelve hours.