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paregoric

 [par″ĕ-gor´ik]
a mixture of powdered opium, anise oil, benzoic acid, camphor, and glycerin in alcohol, used as an antiperistaltic agent for treatment of diarrhea and as a mild pain reliever.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

par·e·gor·ic

(par'ĕ-gōr'ik),
Camphorated opium tincture, an antiperistaltic agent containing powdered opium, anise oil, benzoic acid, camphor, glycerin, and diluted alcohol.
[G. parēgorikos, soothing]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

paregoric

(păr′ə-gôr′ĭk, -gŏr′-)
n.
A camphorated tincture of opium, taken internally for the relief of diarrhea and intestinal pain.
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par·e·gor·ic

(par'ĕ-gōr'ik)
Camphorated opium tincture, an antiperistaltic agent containing powdered opium, anise oil, benzoic acid, camphor, glycerin, and diluted alcohol.
[G. parēgorikos, soothing]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

par·e·gor·ic

(par'ĕ-gōr'ik)
Camphorated opium tincture, an antiperistaltic agent.
[G. parē gorikos, soothing]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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The San Francisco Examiner (March 24) and the Los Angeles Examiner (March 25) mentioned only the bill's more controversial provisions concerning the sale of paregoric and corrosive sublimate of mercury.
There were other urgencies: a pair of stout shoes for days and nights of walking, paregoric for babies and others who couldn't be talked into silence, and a well-oiled revolver for various and sundry purposes.
"'Get the Paregoric Kid giving that mark the build up!'
of Patients Requested Unspecified pain medication 27 Acetaminophen and codeine 10 Hydrocodone and chlorpheniramine suspension 4 Diphenoxylate 3 Propoxyphene 3 Unspecified anxiolytic 3 Hydrocodone 2 Paregoric 2 Alprazolam 2 Other codeine preparations 2 Miscellaneous 4 Total 62 Received (*) Controlled (average amount) Acetaminophen and codeine (9 tables) 6 Diphenoxylate (16 tablets) 3 Propoxyphene (7 tablets) 3 Guaifenesin and codeine (4 oz) 1 Paregoric (5 mL) 1 Hydrocodone (16 tablets) 1 Uncontrolled Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs 14 Diphenhydramine 2 Miscellaneous 4 (*) 27 patients received no medications.
Dyma'r ffisig: 2 owns vitriolated spirit of ether, 15 grams camphor, - owns paregoric, llond llwy fwrdd o win ipecacuana, a hanner peint o ddwer.
The trip required a certain amount of money for food, transportation and bribes for greedy Whites There were other urgencies: a pair of stout shoes for days and nights of walking, paregoric for babies and others who couldn't be talked into silence, and a well-oiled revolver for various and sundry purposes.
"Dwi'n siwr mai cyfeiriad at 'paregoric' ydi hwn", meddai.
There were other urgencies; a pair of stout shoes for days and nights of walking, paregoric for babies and others who couldn't be talked into silence, and a well-oiled revolver for various and sundry purposes.
Diolch hefyd i Mair Wyn Thomas, Trawsfynydd amei llythyr yn son amffisig lleol yn Ardudwy o'r enw 'Squills a Paregoric', a bod ei hen, hen nain yn arfer defnyddio hwn.
In the hearings on this petition, attorneys for the children offered witnesses, including medical doctors, to prove three main points: 1) That Teresa Bell had hallucinations that she could float through the air and behold the bodies of the dead beneath her and that she said that she had floated over New York City; 2) That Teresa Bell had hallucinations that she could light the gas by a wave of her hand "without use of match or flame"; 3) That Teresa Bell was "a habitual paregoric drinker."