What does thebaine mean?

Definitions for thebaine
the·baine

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word thebaine.


Did you actually mean theban or theophany?

Wiktionary

  1. thebainenoun

    A poisonous alkaloid, paramorphine, obtained from opium; not used in medicine.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Thebainenoun

    a poisonous alkaloid, C19H21NO3, found in opium in small quantities, having a sharp, astringent taste, and a tetanic action resembling that of strychnine

Freebase

  1. Thebaine

    Thebaine, is an opiate alkaloid, its name coming from the Greek Θῆβαι, Thēbai, an ancient city in Upper Egypt. A minor constituent of opium, thebaine is chemically similar to both morphine and codeine, but has stimulatory rather than depressant effects. At high doses, it causes convulsions similar to strychnine poisoning. The "unnatural" enantiomer-thebaine does show analgesic effects apparently mediated through opioid receptors, unlike the inactive natural enantiomer-thebaine. Thebaine is not used therapeutically, but as the main alkaloid extracted from Papaver bracteatum, it can be converted industrially into a variety of compounds including oxycodone, oxymorphone, nalbuphine, naloxone, naltrexone, buprenorphine and etorphine. Thebaine is controlled under international law, is listed as a Class A drug under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 in the United Kingdom, and is controlled as a Schedule II of the Controlled Substances Act in the United States of America. This alkaloid is biosynthetically related to salutaridine, oripavine, morphine and reticuline.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Thebaine

    thē′ba-in, n. an alkaloid obtained from opium.—Also Thebā′ia.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Thebaine

    A drug that is derived from opium, which contains from 0.3-1.5% thebaine depending on its origin. It produces strychnine-like convulsions rather than narcosis. It may be habit-forming and is a controlled substance (opiate) listed in the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21 Part 1308.12 (1985). (From Merck Index, 11th ed)

How to pronounce thebaine?

How to say thebaine in sign language?

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of thebaine in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of thebaine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Images & Illustrations of thebaine

  1. thebaine


Translations for thebaine

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for thebaine »

Translation

Find a translation for the thebaine definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these thebaine definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "thebaine." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 26 Jan. 2022. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/thebaine>.

    Are we missing a good definition for thebaine? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    of all varieties or forms or kinds
    • A. adscripted
    • B. indiscernible
    • C. omnifarious
    • D. contiguous

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for thebaine: