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dextromethorphan

 [dek″stro-meth´or-fan]
a synthetic morphine derivative used as an antitussive in the form of the hydrobromide salt.

dextromethorphan

/dex·tro·meth·or·phan/ (-meth-or´fan) a synthetic morphine derivative used as an antitussive; used in the form of the base or as the hydrobromide salt or sulfonated styrene-divinylbenzene (polistirex) copolymer.

dextromethorphan

(dĕk′strō-mə-thôr′făn)
n.
An antitussive drug, C18H25NO, that is used in its hydrobromide form and is less addictive than codeine.

dextromethorphan

DXM, poor man's Ecstasy Substance abuse A opiate in some cough syrups which, in megadoses required to get the desired mind-altering effect, has many of the effects of Ecstasy–eg euphoria, hallucinations Route Oral Pharmacologic effects ↓ Cough-center response; mimics codeine's effects without analgesia Uses Suppresses nonproductive cough Toxicity Respiratory depression, coma, death. See Ecstasy, Roboing.

dextromethorphan

An opioid drug, with little useful pain-killing action, used to control persistent and unproductive cough. The drug is on the WHO official list.

dextromethorphan

a synthetic morphine derivative used as an antitussive in the form of the hydrobromide salt.
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Bryner and her associates examined trends in dextromethorphan abuse in a review of all 1,382 cases reported to California's poison control system during the 6-year period.
The Internet is full of predators who actively encourage dextromethorphan abuse and even provide detailed instructions.
The Food and Drug Administration recently issued a warning about dextromethorphan abuse and said that it is working with other health authorities and law enforcement to address the problem.
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While passage of this law is a major step forward in protecting teens from the dangers of raw, unfinished dextromethorphan abuse, we continue to work to help prevent the abuse of dextromethorphan in its finished form of OTC cough medicine.
While CHPA and the Partnership, among others, work on OTC dextromethorphan abuse, we are most gratified that Representatives Upton and Larsen are addressing the problem of unfinished dextromethorphan abuse in this legislation," said Suydam.