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Brompton mixture

or Brompton's mixture

[bromp-tuh n]
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noun Pharmacology.
  1. an analgesic mixture, usually containing morphine and cocaine and sometimes other narcotic substances in an alcohol solution, administered primarily to advanced cancer patients.
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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

(brŏmptən, brŏm-)
  1. A mixture of morphine and cocaine usually used for analgesia in terminal cancer patients.
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