Brompton mixture

or Brompton's mixture

[ bromp-tuh n ]
/ ˈbrɒmp tən /

noun Pharmacology.

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. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Medical definitions for brompton cocktail

Brompton cocktail
[ brŏmptən, brŏm- ]


A mixture of morphine and cocaine usually used for analgesia in terminal cancer patients.
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