Thebaine
Thebaine The*ba"ine, n. [So called from a kind of Egyptian opium produced at Thebes.] (Chem.) A poisonous alkaloid, {C19H21NO3}, found in opium in small quantities, having a sharp, astringent taste, and a tetanic action resembling that of strychnine. [1913 Webster]

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  • Thebaine — Thébaïne Thébaïne Structure chimique de la thébaïne Général No CAS …   Wikipédia en Français

  • thébaïne — [ tebain ] n. f. • 1837; de thébaïque ♦ Sc. Alcaloïde très toxique extrait de l opium. ● thébain, thébaine adjectif et nom (latin Thebanus) De Thèbes en Égypte, ou de Thèbes en Béotie. ⇒THÉBAÏNE, subst. fém. CHIM., PHARM. Alcaloïde très toxique… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • thebaine — [thē′bə ēn΄, thi bā′in] n. [< L Thebae (< Gr Thēbai), Thebes + INE3: after an opium from Thebes] a colorless, crystalline, poisonous alkaloid, C19H21NO3, obtained from opium and used in medicine …   English World dictionary

  • Thebaine — chembox ImageFile = Thebaine skeletal.svg IUPACName = 6,7,8,14 tetradehydro 4,5a epoxy 3,6 dimethoxy 17 methylmorphinan OtherNames = Paramorphine Section1 = Chembox Identifiers Abbreviations = CASNo = 115 37 7 EINECS = PubChem = 5321926 SMILES =… …   Wikipedia

  • thebaine — /ˈθibəin/ (say theebuheen), /θəˈbeɪin/ (say thuh bayeen), / aɪn/ (say uyn) noun a white crystalline poisonous alkaloid, C19H21NO3, present in opium in small quantities. {New Latin thēba(a) thebaine (from Greek Thebai Thebes) + ine2} …   Australian English dictionary

  • thebaine — ˈthēbəˌēn, thə̇ˈbāˌēn, āə̇n noun ( s) Etymology: New Latin thebaia Egyptian opium produced at Thebes (from Latin Thebae Thebes, from Greek Thēbai) + English ine : a poisonous crystalline alkaloid C19H21NO3 found in opium in small quantities,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • thebaine — /thee beuh een , thi bay een, in/, n. Chem. a white, crystalline, slightly water soluble, poisonous alkaloid, C19H21NO3, present in opium in small quantities, but having a strychninelike rather than a narcotic effect. [1890 95; < NL theba(ia)… …   Universalium

  • thebaine — noun A poisonous alkaloid, paramorphine, obtained from opium; not used in medicine. See Also: morphine, codeine …   Wiktionary

  • thebaine — An alkaloid obtained from opium (0.3–1.5%); it resembles strychnine in its action, causing tetanic convulsions. SYN: paramorphine. * * * the·ba·ine thə bā .ēn n a poisonous crystalline alkaloid C19H21NO3 found in opium in small quantities,… …   Medical dictionary

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