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A preparation of water soluble opium alkaloids, including 50% anhydrous morphine.
[L. papaver, poppy]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
papaveretumA mixture of purified opium alkaloids. Papaveretum has the same painkilling and narcotic properties as MORPHINE and is mainly used for surgical premedication. Also known as Omnopon. A brand name of the drug combined with ASPIRIN and PAPAVERETUM is Aspav. The drug should not be confused with PAPAVERINE.
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