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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.
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dextromethorphan

(dĕk′strō-mə-thôr′făn)
n.
An antitussive drug, C18H25NO, that is used in its hydrobromide form and is less addictive than codeine.
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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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
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This MAA for NUEDEXTA (dextromethorphan HBr and quinidine sulfate) has been accepted for scientific assessment and opinion review by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), added the company.
of the cough suppressant dextromethorphan Hbr. Both*** products are cherry-flavor liquids.