opianine
opianine o"pi*a*nine, n. (Chem.) An alkaloid ({C22H23NO7}) found in small quantity in opium. It is identical with {narcotine}. It is present in amounts up to 11% in {Papaver somniferum}, and is used clinically as an antitussive. --MI11

Syn: noscapine; narcosine; opian. [1913 Webster +PJC]


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  • opianine — [ɔpjanin] n. f. ÉTYM. XIXe; de opiane, dér. obsolète de opium, et suff. ine. ❖ ♦ Chim. anc. L un des alcaloïdes de l opium (identifié avec la narcotine postérieurement à sa découverte) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • opianine — SYN: noscapine. * * * opi·a·nine (o piґə nin) noscapine …   Medical dictionary

  • C22H23NO7 — opianine o pi*a*nine, n. (Chem.) An alkaloid ({C22H23NO7}) found in small quantity in opium. It is identical with {narcotine}. It is present in amounts up to 11% in {Papaver somniferum}, and is used clinically as an antitussive. MI11 Syn:… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • narcotine — opianine o pi*a*nine, n. (Chem.) An alkaloid ({C22H23NO7}) found in small quantity in opium. It is identical with {narcotine}. It is present in amounts up to 11% in {Papaver somniferum}, and is used clinically as an antitussive. MI11 Syn:… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Papaver somniferum — opianine o pi*a*nine, n. (Chem.) An alkaloid ({C22H23NO7}) found in small quantity in opium. It is identical with {narcotine}. It is present in amounts up to 11% in {Papaver somniferum}, and is used clinically as an antitussive. MI11 Syn:… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • OPIUM — Drogue narcotique, traditionnellement classée parmi les stupéfiants (euphorica de Lewin, psychodysleptiques de Delay et Deniker), extraite du pavot (Papaver somniferum ). Le fruit de cette plante est une capsule ovoïde qui exsude, après incision …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Opium — Opium, Mohnsaft, wird bei uns nur als Arzneimittel gebraucht und steht als Narcoticum zur Beruhigung des schmerzhaft afficirten Nervensystems oben an; im Orient als berauschendes Mittel entweder in kleinen Portionen gegessen oder aus Pfeifen… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • noscapine — An isoquinoline alkaloid, occurring in opium, with papaverine like action on smooth muscle; suppresses the cough reflex and is used as an antitussive; it appears to be without addiction liability. SYN: l α narcotine, opianine. * * * nos·ca …   Medical dictionary

  • narcotine — [ narkɔtin ] n. f. • 1814; de narcotique et suff. ine ♦ Chim. Un des alcaloïdes de l opium employé comme calmant de la toux. ⇒NARCOTINE, subst. fém. CHIM. Alcaloïde le plus important de l opium. La narcotine se retire des eaux mères colorées qui… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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