dextromethorphan(redirected from Koffex DM)
Also found in: Dictionary.
a synthetic morphine derivative used as an antitussive in the form of the hydrobromide salt.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
An antitussive drug, C18H25NO, that is used in its hydrobromide form and is less addictive than codeine.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
dextromethorphanDXM, 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.
dextromethorphanAn opioid drug, with little useful pain-killing action, used to control persistent and unproductive cough. The drug is on the WHO official list.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005