or Brompton's mixture
- an analgesic mixture, usually containing morphine and cocaine and sometimes other narcotic substances in an alcohol solution, administered primarily to advanced cancer patients.
Origin of Brompton mixture
First recorded in 1975–80; after Brompton Hospital, London, where the mixture was developed
Also called Brompton cocktail, Brompton's cocktail.
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Brompton cocktail(brŏmp′tən, brŏm′-)
- A mixture of morphine and cocaine usually used for analgesia in terminal cancer patients.
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