Definition of Narceine

1. n. An alkaloid found in small quantities in opium, and extracted as a white crystalline substance of a bitter astringent taste. It is a narcotic. Called also narceia.



Definition of Narceine

1. Noun. (pharmacy) An alkaloid contained in opium, occurring as fine white, silky crystals, slightly soluble in water, used as a substitute for morphine. ¹

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Definition of Narceine

1. an opium derivative [n -S]

Medical Definition of Narceine

1. An alkaloid found in small quantities in opium, and extracted as a white crystalline substance of a bitter astringent taste. It is a narcotic. Synonym: narceia. Origin: L. Narce numbness, torpor, Gr., cf. F. Narceine. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Narceine

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Literary usage of Narceine

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1. Laboratory Manual for the Detection of Poisons and Powerful Drugs by Wilhelm Autenrieth (1921)
"narceine is insoluble in ether, benzene or petroleum ether and CO is soluble ... narceine is a weak tertiary base in which two methyl groups are attached to ..."

2. Hand-book of Chemistry by Leopold Gmelin, Henry Watts (1866)
"narceine is more easily soluble in ammonia, potash, and soda than in ... 1-23 colours aqueous narceine rose-red, and after 24 hours red-brown (Winckler). ..."

3. Commercial Organic Analysis: A Treatise on the Properties, Proximate by Alfred Henry Allen (1892)
"481) narceine can best be obtained pure by crystallisation from water containing some ammonia or caustic alkali, but a considerable quantity remains in ..."

4. Poisons: Their Effects and Detection by Alexander Wynter Blyth, Meredith Wynter Blyth (1906)
"Crude narceine may be purified by means of the sodium salt ; the latter is dissolved ... Benzole and petroleum ether extract narceine neither from acid nor ..."

5. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1894)
"HE 'alkaloid narceine when treated with iodine forms a characteristic blue substance analogous in many respects to the blue substance formed by the action ..."

6. The Retrospect of Practical Medicine and Surgery: Being a Half-yearly edited by William Braithwaite, James Braithwaite, Edmond Fauriel Trevelyan (1873)
"It is obviously, therefore, expedient that when it is desired to produce sleep, morphia and narceine should be administered in a pure condition, ..."

7. Poisons, Their Effects and Detection: A Manual for the Use of Analytical by Alexander Wynter Blyth (1885)
"The crystals generally contain water of crystallisation. One part of narceine dissolves in 375 parts of cold, 230 of boiling water. ..."

8. Micro-chemistry of Poisons: Including Their Physiological, Pathological, and by Theodore George Wormley (1885)
"narceine, which is said to form from six to twelve per cent. of Smyrna opium, was discovered, in 1832, by Pelletier. Its formula, according to Dr. Anderson, ..."

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