An opium alkaloid, C22H23NO7, obtained by racemization of noscapine; an antitussive. SYN: dl-narcotine.

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  • Gnoscopine — Gnos co*pine, n. [Gr. gignw skein to know + E. opium?] (Chem.) An alkaloid existing in small quantities in opium. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gnoscopine — …   Useful english dictionary

  • dl-narcotine — SYN: gnoscopine …   Medical dictionary

  • opium — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. papavarine; poppy, hops, mud, the pipe (all inf.). See remedy, habit. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. opiate, soporific, dope*; see drug 2 . Derivatives of opium include: morphine, heroin, laudanum, codeine,… …   English dictionary for students

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