Definition of Codeine

1. Noun. Derivative of opium; used as an antitussive (to relieve coughing) and an analgesic (to relieve pain).




Definition of Codeine

1. n. One of the opium alkaloids; a white crystalline substance, C18H21NO3, similar to and regarded as a derivative of morphine, but much feebler in its action; -- called also codeia.

Definition of Codeine

1. Noun. (pharmaceutical drug) An addictive alkaloid narcotic derived from opium and used as a hypnotic, analgesic and cough suppressant; often mixed with aspirin etc. ¹

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Definition of Codeine

1. a narcotic alkaloid [n -S]

Medical Definition of Codeine

1. An opioid analgesic related to morphine but with less potent analgesic properties and mild sedative effects. It also acts centrally to suppress cough. Pharmacological action: analgesics, opioid, antitussive agents, narcotics. Chemical name: Morphinan-6-ol, 7,8-didehydro-4,5-epoxy-3-methoxy-17-methyl-, (5alpha,6alpha)- (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Codeine

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codecarboxylase
codecs
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codeformational
codehydrogenase I
codehydrogenase II
codeia
codeias
codein
codeina
codeinas
codeine (current term)
codeine phosphate
codeine sulfate
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codel
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Literary usage of Codeine

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1. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1894)
"Dr. Solomon Solis-Cohen, writing on sulphate of codeine, says that the dose laid down in the text-books is too large. He frequently gives TV of a grain, ..."

2. Laboratory Manual for the Detection of Poisons and Powerful Drugs by Wilhelm Autenrieth (1921)
"codeine differs from most of the other CCN is soluble at rs° in 80 parts of water and ... Pure codeine does not reduce iodic . acid, nor does it immediately ..."

3. A Text-book of Pharmacology and Therapeutics by Arthur Robertson Cushny (1899)
"codeine resembles morphine in the рот-га! features of its action, although it is much less poisonous. It depresses the brain, and causes an exaltation of ..."

4. Hand-book of Chemistry by Leopold Gmelin, Henry Watts (1866)
"Boiling' caustic potash takes up the iodine and leaves codeine. ... codeine combines with acids, forming salts which, for the most part, ..."

5. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1890)
"Systematic trials with codeine were made on more than seventy patients of various ages for a considerable period. The dose was from one-half to two- thirds ..."

6. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences by Henry Watts (1870)
"If anhydrous ether be used, the codeine dissolves much more slowly (Handw. d. ... codeine crystallises from anhydrous ether in small anhydrous rectangular ..."

7. The Chemistry of Synthetic Drugs by Percy May (1911)
"Methyl sulphate is at the present time a favourite methylating agent, and Merck has devised a means of preparing codeine by the action of methyl sulphate on ..."

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