Definition of Thebaine

1. n. A poisonous alkaloid, C19H21NO3, found in opium in small quantities, having a sharp, astringent taste, and a tetanic action resembling that of strychnine.



Definition of Thebaine

1. Noun. (poison) A poisonous alkaloid, ''paramorphine'', obtained from opium; not used in medicine. ¹

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Definition of Thebaine

1. a poisonous alkaloid [n -S]

Medical Definition of Thebaine

1. A poisonous alkaloid, C19H21NO3, found in opium in small quantities, having a sharp, astringent taste, and a tetanic action resembling that of strychnine. Origin: So called from a kind of Egyptian opium produced at Thebes. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Thebaine

theatricalizes
theatricalizing
theatrically
theatricalness
theatricals
theatrick
theatrics
theatrocracy
theatromania
theatrophobia
theatrophone
theave
theaves
thebacon
thebaic
thebaine (current term)
thebaines
thebe
thebesian circulation
thebesian foramina
thebesian valve
thebesian veins
theca
theca cells
theca cells of stomach
theca cordis
theca externa
theca folliculi
theca interna

Literary usage of Thebaine

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1. Laboratory Manual for the Detection of Poisons and Powerful Drugs by Wilhelm Autenrieth, William Homer Warren (1915)
"thebaine is a strong tertiary base, forming as a rule well crystallized salts with acids. ... The thebaine molecule appears not to contain hydroxyl. ..."

2. Recent Advances in Organic Chemistry by Alfred Walter Stewart (1920)
"Heat Heat I 3, 4, 6-trimethoxy-phenanthrene. 3, 4, 8-trimethoxy-phenanthrene. 4. thebaine. An examination of the formulae for codeine and thebaine HOV ..."

3. Allen's Commercial Organic Analysis: A Treatise on the Properties, Modes of by Alfred Henry Allen (1917)
"It may be separated from thebaine by heating with dilute hydrochloric acid which converts the thebaine into ..."

4. Laboratory manual for the detection of poisons and powerful drugs by Wilhelm Autenrieth (1921)
"The methods for estimating solanine quantitatively in potatoes are described in Chapter VI (see page 291). thebaine thebaine, C ..."

5. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences by Henry Watts (1869)
"It then, on cooling, deposits thebaine in shining scales, ... thebaine crystallises from solution in alcohol or ether, in square scales having a ..."

6. Poisons, Their Effects and Detection: A Manual for the Use of Analytical by Alexander Wynter Blyth (1885)
"Guinea pigs and other small animals poisoned by strychnine or thebaine, ... 100 parts of benzene are required for 5'27 parts of thebaine, and 100 of amyl ..."

7. Elementary Chemistry, Theoretical and Practical by George Fownes (1850)
"The precipitate is well washed, dissolved in dilute acid, and mixed with ammonia in excess, and the thebaine thrown down crystallized from alcohol. ..."

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