Brompton mixture
Brompton's mixture Bromp"ton's mixture, Brompton mixture Bromp"ton mixture, Brompton's cocktail Bromp"ton's cocktail, Brompton cocktail Bromp"ton cocktail, n. [from Brompton Hospital, London.](Pharmacy) A mixture containing morphine and cocaine, and sometimes other narcotic substances, such as heroin, in an alcoholic solution, administered mostly to terminally ill patients, especially cancer patients, to relieve severe pain. Its use is not universally accepted as good medical practice. [PJC]

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  • Brompton mixture — [brämp′tən] n. [after Brompton Chest Hospital, London] a mixture of narcotics, tranquilizers, and alcohol, used to kill pain for terminally ill patients: also Brompton cocktail …   English World dictionary

  • Brompton mixture — /bromp teuhn/, Pharm. an analgesic mixture, usually containing morphine and cocaine and sometimes other narcotic substances in an alcohol solution, administered primarily to advanced cancer patients. Also, Brompton s mixture. Also called Brompton …   Universalium

  • Brompton mixture — /bromp teuhn/, Pharm. an analgesic mixture, usually containing morphine and cocaine and sometimes other narcotic substances in an alcohol solution, administered primarily to advanced cancer patients. Also, Brompton s mixture. Also called Brompton …   Useful english dictionary

  • Brompton's mixture — Bromp ton s mixture, Brompton mixture Bromp ton mixture, Brompton s cocktail Bromp ton s cocktail, Brompton cocktail Bromp ton cocktail, n. [from Brompton Hospital, London.](Pharmacy) A mixture containing morphine and cocaine, and sometimes other …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Brompton cocktail — Brompton s mixture Bromp ton s mixture, Brompton mixture Bromp ton mixture, Brompton s cocktail Bromp ton s cocktail, Brompton cocktail Bromp ton cocktail, n. [from Brompton Hospital, London.](Pharmacy) A mixture containing morphine and cocaine,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Brompton's cocktail — Brompton s mixture Bromp ton s mixture, Brompton mixture Bromp ton mixture, Brompton s cocktail Bromp ton s cocktail, Brompton cocktail Bromp ton cocktail, n. [from Brompton Hospital, London.](Pharmacy) A mixture containing morphine and cocaine,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Brompton cocktail — is an elixir meant for use as a pain suppressant, and dosed for prophylaxis. Made from morphine or diacetylmorphine (heroin), cocaine, highly pure ethyl alcohol (some recipes specify gin), and sometimes chlorpromazine (Thorazine), it was given to …   Wikipedia

  • Brompton cocktail — and mixture «BROM tuhn», a preparation of narcotics used to relieve pain and other symptoms of cancer: »The so called Brompton cocktail, which can include both heroin and cocaine, is valuable in treating nausea (New York Times). ╂[Brompton Chest… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Brompton cocktail — a mixture of alcohol, morphine, and cocaine sometimes given to control severe pain in terminally ill people, especially those dying of cancer. The mixture was first tried at the Brompton Hospital, London, and has given relief to thousands …   Medical dictionary

  • Brompton cocktail — a mixture of alcohol, morphine, and cocaine sometimes given to control severe pain in terminally ill people, especially those dying of cancer. The mixture was first tried at the Brompton Hospital, London …   The new mediacal dictionary

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