Definition of Cocain

1. Noun. A narcotic (alkaloid) extracted from coca leaves; used as a surface anesthetic or taken for pleasure; can become powerfully addictive.

Exact synonyms: Cocaine
Specialized synonyms: Basuco, Blow, C, Coke, Nose Candy, Snow, Crack, Crack Cocaine, Tornado
Substance meronyms: Coca
Generic synonyms: Hard Drug
Derivative terms: Cocainise, Cocainize

Definition of Cocain

1. cocaine [n -S] - See also: cocaine

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cocain

cobyric acid
cobyric acid synthase
cobyrinic acid
cobyrinic hexa-amide
coca wine
cocain (current term)
cocaine-related disorder
cocaine abuse
cocaine addict
cocaine addiction
cocaine esterase

Literary usage of Cocain

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1. A Manual of Pharmacology and Its Applications to Therapeutics and Toxicology by Torald Hermann Sollmann (1922)
"The alkaloid cocain is important mainly as a local anesthetic, ... When cocain is absorbed in sufficient quantity, it produces complex systemic actions, ..."

2. The Laryngoscope by American Laryngological, Rhinological, and Otological Society (1901)
"As ophthalmology was the first field in which the practical use of cocain as an anesthetic was demonstrated and since that demonstration by Keller in 1884 ..."

3. Practice of Medicine by Frederick Tice (1921)
"cocain ADDICTION From the picture one can hardly escape the conclusion that ... cocain ADDICTION Etiology.—The use of this drug is most often taken up as a ..."

4. Annals of Ophthalmology (1917)
"It is not assumed that cocain alone is the cause of keratitis, ... Thereare probably more cases of ill effects from the local use of cocain than we realize; ..."

5. Transactions of the Annual Meeting by Ohio State Medical Society (1904)
"cocain Anesthesia in General Surgery BY WJ MEANS, MD, COLUMBUS The possibilities ... The analgesic properties of cocain were discovered by Koller in 1884. ..."

6. Local and Regional Anesthesia: With Chapters on Spinal, Epidural by Carroll Woolsey Allen (1918)
"Many salts of cocain have at times been put upon the market by the manufacturers in ... cocain aluminum citrate and cocain aluminum sulphate are astringent ..."

7. The Dublin Journal of Medical Science (1887)
"cocain. Concerning cocain, its use and abuse, much has been written. For the purpose of studying the corneal changes which occur after the instillation of ..."

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