laudanum


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lau·da·num

(law'dă-nŭm),
A tincture containing opium.
[G. lēdanon, a resinous gum]

laudanum

(lôd′n-əm)
n.
A tincture of opium, formerly used as a drug.

laudanum

[lôd′ənəm]
Etymology: Gk, landanon, gum resin
a tincture of opium made from a solution of macerated raw opium and 50% alcohol. It is believed to have originated as a secret remedy of Paracelsus, sixteenth century Swiss alchemist and physician.

lau·da·num

(law'dă-nŭm)
An older medicinal syrup or tincture that contains opium.
[G. lēdanon, a resinous gum]

laudanum

A solution of crude opium in alcohol (tincture of opium). The alkaloids of opium are now refined and separated and prescribed as specific drugs. Laudanum was once casually recommended for a wide range of conditions.

lau·da·num

(law'dă-nŭm)
A tincture containing opium.
[G. lēdanon, a resinous gum]

laudanum

tincture of opium.
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After a few years behind bars, separated from the allure of opiate-laced drugs such as paregoric and laudanum, McKnight expressed genuine remorse for her crimes.
In 1676, the English physician Thomas Sydenham simplified Paracelsus' laudanum recipe to just opium in alcohol.
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However she would have frowned on the antics of Edward Williams, better known as Iolo Morganwg, a stone mason by trade, an antiquarian, poet and literary forger with a penchant for laudanum.
They could get all the opium they wanted by buying laudanum or paregoric over the counter at the local pharmacy without any hard-to-obtain "doctor's prescription," or by purchasing Mother McCree's Soothing Syrup, which was advertised for teething pain in infants and contained plenty of opiates.
Writing in the Observer yesterday, the chief constable said that "if the war on drugs means stopping every street corner turning into an opium den and discouraging the mass consumption of laudanum - as happened during the 19th century - then it has succeeded.
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