Dover's Powder
Dover's Powder Do"ver's Pow"der [From Dr. Dover, an English physician.] (Med.) A powder of ipecac and opium, compounded, in the United States, with sugar of milk, but in England (as formerly in the United States) with sulphate of potash, and in France (as in Dr. Dover's original prescription) with nitrate and sulphate of potash and licorice. It is an anodyne diaphoretic. [1913 Webster]

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  • Dover's powder — was a traditional medicine against cold and fever. It is no longer in use in modern medicine, but may have been in use at least through the 1960s. A 1958 source describes Dover s Powder as follows: Powder of Ipecacuanha and Opium (B.P., Egyp. P …   Wikipedia

  • Dover's powder — n. [after T. Dover (1660 1742), Brit physician] a preparation of opium, ipecac, etc., formerly used to relieve pain and induce perspiration …   English World dictionary

  • Dover's powder — Do·ver s powder dō vərz n a powder of ipecac and opium that is now compounded in the U.S. with lactose and in England with potassium sulfate and that is used as an anodyne and diaphoretic Do·ver dō vər Thomas (1660 1742) British physician. A… …   Medical dictionary

  • Dover's powder — noun Etymology: Thomas Dover died 1742 English physician Date: 1801 a powder of ipecac and opium formerly used as a pain reliever and diaphoretic …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Dover's powder — Pharm. a powder containing ipecac and opium, used as an anodyne, diaphoretic, and antispasmodic. [1795 1805; named after T. Dover (1660 1742), English physician] * * * …   Universalium

  • Dover's powder — /ˈdoʊvəz paʊdə/ (say dohvuhz powduh) noun a medicinal powder containing ipecacuanha and opium, formerly used as an anodyne, diaphoretic, and antispasmodic. {named after Dr Thomas Dover, 1660–1742, English physician} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Dover's powder — noun a medicinal powder made essentially of ipecac and opium; formerly used to relieve pain and induce perspiration • Hypernyms: ↑powder …   Useful english dictionary

  • Do|ver's powder — «DOH vuhrz», a medicine containing ipecac and opium, used especially to induce perspiration and reduce pain. ╂[< Thomas Dover, 1660 1742, an English physician, who used it] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Powder diffraction — is a scientific technique using X ray, neutron, or electron diffraction on powder or microcrystalline samples for structural characterization of materials. [B.D. Cullity Elements of X ray Diffraction Addison Wesley Mass. 1978] Explanation Ideally …   Wikipedia

  • Dover'spowder — Do·ver s powder (dōʹvərz) n. A powdered drug containing ipecac and opium, formerly used to relieve pain and induce perspiration.   [After Thomas Dover (1660 1742), British physician.] * * * …   Universalium

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