codeine

codeine (ko´den)

morphine monomethyl morphine 3-methyl ether;obtained from opium, which contains 0.7 to 2.5%, but usually made from morphine. Used as an analgesic and antitussive; drug dependence (physical and psychic) may develop, but c. is less liable to produce addiction than is morphine.methylmorphine; [G. kodeia, head, poppy head]

 

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