Codeine

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Codeine

(Science: chemical) An opioid analgesic related to morphine but with less potent analgesic properties and mild sedative effects. It also acts centrally to suppress cough.

Pharmacological action: analgesics, opioid, antitussive agents, narcotics.

chemical name: Morphinan-6-ol, 7,8-didehydro-4,5-epoxy-3-methoxy-17-methyl-, (5alpha,6alpha)-