Opiate

In medicine, the term opiate describes any of the narcotic opioid alkaloids found as natural products in the opium poppy plant, Papaver somniferum. The term opiate is often incorrectly used to describe all drugs with opium- or morphine-like pharmacological action, which are more properly classified under the broader term opioid. Semi-synthetic opi...
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Opiate

• (v. t.) To subject to the influence of an opiate; to put to sleep. • (a.) Inducing sleep; somniferous; narcotic; hence, anodyne; causing rest, dullness, or inaction; as, the opiate rod of Hermes. • (n.) Anything which induces rest or inaction; that which quiets uneasiness. • (n.) Any medicine that contains opium, and has the q...
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opiate

<pharmacology> A remedy containing or derived from opium, also any drug that induces sleep. ... Naturally occuring basic (alkaloid) molecules with a complex fused ring structure. Have high pharmacological activity. ... See: morphine. ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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opiate

(o´pe-әt) any narcotic sedative containing opium or any of its derivatives; the most common ones are codeine, heroin, methadone, and morphine. hypnotic (def. 2). endogenous opiates endorphins and enkephalins that are released by the body as a defense against pain or du...
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opiate

noun a narcotic drug that contains opium or an opium derivative
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Opiate

O'pi·ate adjective [ See Opium .] Inducing sleep; somniferous; narcotic; hence, anodyne; causing rest, dullness, or inaction; as, the opiate rod of Hermes. Milton.
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Opiate

O'pi·ate noun [ From Opium : confer French opiat .] 1. Originally, a medicine of a thicker consistence than sirup, prepared with opium. Parr. 2. Any medicine that contains opium, and has the quality of inducing sleep or repose; a narcotic. 3. Anything wh...
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Opiate

O'pi·ate transitive verb To subject to the influence of an opiate; to put to sleep. [ R.] Fenton.
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opiate

a narcotic drug
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opiate

a remedy containing or derived from opium; also any drug that induces sleep.
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opiate

A substance used to treat pain or cause sleep. Opiates are made from opium or have opium in them. Opiates bind to opioid receptors in the central nervous system. Examples of opiates are codeine, heroin, and morphine. An opiate is a type of analgesic agent.
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Opiate

Drugs derived from the opium poppy, such as heroin, that are both depressants and hallucinogens
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Opiate

Drugs whose origin is the opium poppy, including codeine and morphine.
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Opiate

Opiate: A medication or illegal drug that is either derived from the opium poppy, or that mimics the effect of an opiate (a synthetic opiate). Opiate drugs are narcotic sedatives that depress activity of the central nervous system, reduce pain, and induce sleep. Side effects may include oversedation, nausea, and constipation. Long- term use of opia...
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Opiate

See Narcotic Opiates are a type of narcotic derived from the opium poppy plant. They produce the effect of dulling the senses and sometimes inducing sleep. Because of these qualities, opiates are highly effective in treating back pain for short periods of time.
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opiate

Type: Term Pronunciation: ō′pē-āt Definitions: 1. Any preparation or derivative of opium.
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opiate

[n] - a narcotic drug that contains opium or an opium derivative
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