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Noscapine

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noscapine

(Science: chemical) A naturally occurring opium alkaloid that is a centrally acting antitussive agent.

Pharmacological action: antitussive agents.

Chemical name: 1(3H)-Isobenzofuranone, 6,7-dimethoxy-3-(5,6,7,8-tetrahydro-4-methoxy-6-methyl-1,3-dioxolo(4,5-g)isoquinolin-5-yl)-, (S-(R*,S*))-