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Related topics: Drugs, medicines
codeineco‧deine /ˈkəʊdiːn $ ˈkoʊ-/ noun [uncountable]  MDa drug used to stop pain
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codeineHe begged for a painkiller, and Martha drove twenty miles to the nearest doctor to get a prescription for codeine.Papaver somniferum, is the only commercial source of codeine, an alkaloid widely used in cough suppressants and pain killers.Not suspecting polio, physicians prescribed codeine, penicillin, aspirin, and even antibiotics for their patients' aching bodies.Even with the codeine and Tylenol, it still hurts too much to let her arm hang free.I took a couple of Tylenol with codeine, kicked my shoes off, and crawled into the folds of my quilt.Compounds containing aspirin or acetaminophen with or without codeine and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are useful for pain control during the acute phase.
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