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an alkaloid present in opium; used as a nonaddictive antitussive.
An isoquinoline alkaloid, occurring in opium, with papaverinelike action on smooth muscle; suppresses the cough reflex and this is used as an antitussive; it does not appear to cause addiction.
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A nonnarcotic alkaloid obtained from the opium poppy, C22H23NO7, that has antitussive and antitumor properties and has been used as a cough suppressant.
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