Dover's powder


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Dover's powder

(dō′vərz)
n.
A powdered drug containing ipecac and opium, formerly used to relieve pain and induce perspiration.
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Dover’s Powder

Pseudomedicine
A patent medicine containing opium and ipecac that was sold in the late 1800s by Parke-Davis & Co in the American frontier.
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