What does codeine mean?

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ˈkoʊ dincodeine

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. codeine(noun)

    derivative of opium; used as an antitussive (to relieve coughing) and an analgesic (to relieve pain)

Wiktionary

  1. codeine(Noun)

    An addictive alkaloid narcotic derived from opium and used as a hypnotic, analgesic and cough suppressant; often mixed with aspirin etc.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Codeine(noun)

    one of the opium alkaloids; a white crystalline substance, C18H21NO3, similar to and regarded as a derivative of morphine, but much feebler in its action; -- called also codeia

    Etymology: [Gr. kw`deia poppy head: cf. F. codine.]

Freebase

  1. Codeine

    Codeine or 3-methylmorphine is an opiate used for its analgesic, antitussive, antidiarrheal, antihypertensive, anxiolytic, antidepressant, sedative and hypnotic properties. It is also used to suppress premature labor contractions, myocardial infarction, and has many other potential and indicated uses. Codeine is the second-most predominant alkaloid in opium, at up to three percent. Although codeine can be extracted from natural sources, a semi-synthetic process is the primary source of codeine for pharmaceutical use. It is considered the prototype of the weak to midrange opioids.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Codeine

    An opioid analgesic related to MORPHINE but with less potent analgesic properties and mild sedative effects. It also acts centrally to suppress cough.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of codeine in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of codeine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of codeine in a Sentence

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    Acetaminophen, caffeine, codeine, those are ones that people would probably recognize.

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