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koʊˈkeɪn, ˈkoʊ keɪnco·caine

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cocaine, cocainnoun

    a narcotic (alkaloid) extracted from coca leaves; used as a surface anesthetic or taken for pleasure; can become powerfully addictive

GCIDE

  1. Cocainenoun

    A powerful narcotic alkaloid, C17H21NO4, obtained from the leaves of coca. It is a bitter, white, crystalline substance, and is remarkable for producing local insensibility to pain. It is classified as addictive and is not available in the U. S. without a prescription, but is nevertheless one of the most widespread illegal drugs of abuse. It is used in several forms, including small pellets of free base, called crack. Most of the cacaine illegally used in the U.S. is imported.

Wiktionary

  1. cocainenoun

    A stimulant narcotic in the form of a white powder that users generally self-administer by insufflation through the nose.

  2. cocainenoun

    Any derivative of cocaine.

  3. Etymology: From kuka, probably via cocaïne.

Wikipedia

  1. Cocaine

    Cocaine is a song written and recorded in 1976 by singer-songwriter J. J. Cale. The song was popularized by Eric Clapton after his cover version was released on the 1977 album Slowhand.

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  1. cocaine

    Cocaine is a powerful stimulant drug derived from the leaves of the coca plant native to South America. It is often used recreationally for its euphoric and energizing effects. As a street drug, cocaine looks like a fine, white crystal powder. Cocaine works by blocking the reuptake of dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin in the brain, thereby increasing their concentrations. This leads to feelings of intense pleasure, increased energy and alertness. However, it is highly addictive and its misuse can lead to serious health problems such as heart disease, stroke, and mental disorders.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cocainenoun

    a powerful alkaloid, C17H21NO4, obtained from the leaves of coca. It is a bitter, white, crystalline substance, and is remarkable for producing local insensibility to pain

Wikidata

  1. Cocaine

    Cocaine is a crystalline tropane alkaloid that is obtained from the leaves of the coca plant. The name comes from "coca" and the alkaloid suffix -ine, forming cocaine. It is a stimulant, an appetite suppressant, and a topical anesthetic. Biologically, cocaine acts as a serotonin–norepinephrine–dopamine reuptake inhibitor, also known as a triple reuptake inhibitor. It is addictive because of its effect on the mesolimbic reward pathway. Unlike most molecules, cocaine has pockets with both high hydrophilic and lipophilic efficiency, violating the rule of hydrophilic-lipophilic balance. This causes it to cross the blood–brain barrier far better than other psychoactive chemicals and may even induce blood-brain barrier breakdown. It is controlled internationally by Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Cocaine

    an alkaloid from the leaf of the coca plant, used as an anæsthetic.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Cocaine

    An alkaloid ester extracted from the leaves of plants including coca. It is a local anesthetic and vasoconstrictor and is clinically used for that purpose, particularly in the eye, ear, nose, and throat. It also has powerful central nervous system effects similar to the amphetamines and is a drug of abuse. Cocaine, like amphetamines, acts by multiple mechanisms on brain catecholaminergic neurons; the mechanism of its reinforcing effects is thought to involve inhibition of dopamine uptake.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cocaine in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cocaine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of cocaine in a Sentence

  1. Moore Communications Director Eric Harris:

    We might really save some money by drug-testing folks on Wall Street, who might have a little cocaine before they get their deal done.

  2. James Hart:

    It was a slow unveiling of my sexuality that was of course, very difficult for us, and then… I wind up as a crack cocaine addict [in 2002] after having been sober for 21 years. And Carly went through all of that with me. So the unraveling is rather dramatic.

  3. Zane Horowitz:

    [Cocaine isnt] not directly toxic to the kidneys, per se.

  4. Jim Hall:

    It’s cheap like crack cocaine, this is as close as we’ve come to a crack cocaine problem since 1995 in terms of the severe reactions, low prices, and that it’s available to young kids, and even homeless populations are now impacted.

  5. League City Police:

    Associates report Audrey Cook possibly sold and used cocaine.

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