noscapine

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noscapine

 [nos´kah-pēn]
an alkaloid present in opium; used as a nonaddictive antitussive.

nos·ca·pine

(nos'kă-pēn),
An isoquinoline alkaloid, occurring in opium, with papaverinelike action on smooth muscle; suppresses the cough reflex and this is used as an antitussive; it does not appear to cause addiction.
Synonym(s): l-α-narcotine, opianine

noscapine

(nŏs′kə-pēn′)
n.
A nonnarcotic alkaloid obtained from the opium poppy, C22H23NO7, that has antitussive and antitumor properties and has been used as a cough suppressant.

noscapine

an alkaloid present in opium; used as a nonaddictive antitussive.
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