codeias

codeine

[koh-deen]
noun Pharmacology.
a white, crystalline, slightly bitter alkaloid, C 18 H 21 NO 3 , obtained from opium, used in medicine chiefly as an analgesic or sedative and to inhibit coughing.
Also, codeia [koh-dee-uh] , codeina [koh-dee-ee-nuh] .


Origin:
1830–40; < Greek kṓde(ia) head, poppy-head + -ine2

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codeine (ˈkəʊdiːn)
 
n
a white crystalline alkaloid prepared mainly from morphine and having a similar but milder action. It is used as an analgesic, an antidiarrhoeal, and to relieve coughing. Formula: C18H21NO3
 
[C19: from Greek kōdeia head of a poppy, from kōos hollow place + -ine²]

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codeine
1838, from Fr. codéine, coined from Gk. kodeia "poppy head." Originally codeina, modern form is from 1881.
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codeine co·deine (kō'dēn', -dē-ĭn)
n.
An alkaloid narcotic derived from opium or morphine and used as a cough suppressant, analgesic, and hypnotic. Also called methylmorphine.

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codeine   (kō'dēn')  Pronunciation Key 
An alkaloid narcotic derived from opium or morphine and used primarily as an analgesic and a cough suppressant. Chemical formula: C18H21NO3.
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codeine [(koh-deen)]

A drug obtained from opium or morphine that is used as a pain reliever and cough remedy.

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