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.