narcotic

intoxicating substance inducing torpor or sleep

Narcotic

The term narcotic (k, from ancient Greek ναρκῶ narkō, `to make numb`) originally referred medically to any psychoactive compound with any sleep-inducing properties. In the United States it has since become associated with opiates and opioids, commonly morphine and heroin and their derivatives, such as hydrocodone. The term is, today, impr.....
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narcotic

(Gr. narkotikos benumbing, deadening) 1. pertaining to or producing narcosis. 2. an agent that produces insensibility or stupor, applied especially to the opioids, i.e. to any natural or synthetic drug that has morphine-like actions.
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narcotic

(nahr-kot´ik) pertaining to or producing narcosis. an agent that produces insensibility or stupor, applied especially to the opioids (natural or synthetic drugs having actions like those of morphine). See also drug abuse.
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narcotic

[adj] - of or relating to or designating narcotics 2. [adj] - inducing stupor or narcosis 3. [adj] - inducing mental lethargy 4. [n] - a drug that produces numbness or stupor
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Narcotic

• (n.) A drug which, in medicinal doses, generally allays morbid susceptibility, relieves pain, and produces sleep; but which, in poisonous doses, produces stupor, coma, or convulsions, and, when given in sufficient quantity, causes death. The best examples are opium (with morphine), belladonna (with atropine), and conium. • (a.) Having t...
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narcotic

narcotizing adjective inducing stupor or narcosis; `narcotic drugs`
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Narcotic

Nar·cot'ic adjective [ French narcotique , Greek .............................., from ..................... to benumb, na`rkh numbness, torpor.] (Medicine) Having the properties of a narcotic; operating as a narcotic. -- Nar*cot'ic*ness , noun ...
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Narcotic

Nar·cot'ic noun (Medicine) A drug which, in medicinal doses, generally allays morbid susceptibility, relieves pain, and produces sleep; but which, in poisonous doses, produces stupor, coma, or convulsions, and, when given in sufficient quantity, causes death. The best examples are opium (with morph...
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narcotic

1. Pertaining to or producing narcosis. ... 2. <pharmacology> An agent that produces insensibility or stupor, applied especially to the opioids, i.e. To any natural or synthetic drug that has morphine like actions. ... Origin: Gr. Narkotikos = benumbing, deadening ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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Narcotic

A chemical substance which has the potential to cause the onset of sleep or even narcosis.
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Narcotic

A drug that induces sleep with additive properties.
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Narcotic

A drug that induces sleep.
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Narcotic

A drug with addiction potential that reduces pain, encourages sleep and alters one's usual mood and behavior. Some narcotics are prescribed by medical doctors while others are used illegaly, such as cannibis and speed. Narcotics that are used during childbirth are given in small doses during the early stages of labor to prevent potential side ef......
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Narcotic

A narcotic is a brain dulling and analgesic drug, not a sleep inducing drug as many believe, there is a notable difference between a state of sleep and a state of a dulled brain. Sleep inducing substances are known as hypnotics.
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Narcotic

A narcotic is a potent analgesic drug used to treat severe episodes of pain. Narcotics also known as opioids are derived from the opium poppy plant and produce the effect of dulling the senses and sometimes inducing sleep. Narcotic medications are highly effective in treating back pain for less than two weeks to treat post-operative pain or severe ...
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Narcotic

A potentially addictive drug that produces a state of unconsciousness or unnatural sleep. Narcotic drugs are potent painkillers
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Narcotic

A substance that depresses central nervous system function, bringing sleep and lessening pain.
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narcotic

A substance used to treat moderate to severe pain. Narcotics are like opiates such as morphine and codeine, but are not made from opium. They bind to opioid receptors in the central nervous system. Narcotics are now called opioids.
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Narcotic

An addicting substance that reduces pain and produces sleep.
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Narcotic

an addictive substance that blunts the senses; can cause confusion, stupor, coma, and death with increased dosages
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narcotic

drug that produces analgesia (pain relief), narcosis (state of stupor or sleep), and addiction (physical dependence on the drug). In some people ... [9 related articles]
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Narcotic

Drugs or substances that result in drowsiness and dulling of the senses
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Narcotic

It is a drug which tends to induce sleep or unconsciousness, for example, morphine.
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narcotic

narcotic 1. Originally, any drug derived from opium or opium-like compounds with potent analgesic effects associated with both significant alteration of mood and behavior and potential for dependence and tolerance. 2. More recently, any drug, synthetic or naturally occurring, with effects similar to those of opium and opium derivatives, including m...
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