Origin of codeine
Examples from the Web for codeine
Because of the wide variability in codeine metabolism, its use as a cough suppressant is not recommended.
Codeine should not have been prescribed for these patients because its metabolism in children varies widely from person to person.
“Junk,” we learn, refers to opium and its derivatives: morphine, heroin, pantopon, Dilaudid, codeine.American Dreams, 1953: ‘Junky’ by William S. Burroughs|Nathaniel Rich|June 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The Demerol, the vicodin, the percocet, codeine, the cocaine, the Jack Daniels, the wine.Inside the Latest Michael Jackson Trial—the One With $40 Billion on the Line|Diane Dimond|April 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Lil Wayne once said that quitting sizzurp—cough syrup laced with codeine—‘feels like death in your stomach.’Rapper Lil Wayne and His Struggle With Sizzurp ‘Drank’|Allison Samuels|March 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
This blue colour is apparently common to all ethers of the codeine class.
Subsequent experimenters found what Bernard does not mention—viz., that codeine produced epileptiform convulsions.
Codeine is one eighth the strength of morphine; heroin is three times as strong as morphine.Habits that Handicap|Charles B. Towns
If the cough is excessive and troublesome at night the tablets of "ammonium chloride compound with codeine" are convenient.
Codeine is a mild hypnotic which may be used in doses about twice as large as those of morphine.Insomnia; and Other Disorders of Sleep|Henry M. Lyman
British Dictionary definitions for codeine
Word Origin for codeine
Word Origin and History for codeine
alkaloid present in opium, 1838, from French codéine, coined, with chemical suffix -ine (2), from Greek kodeia "poppy head," related to kooz "prison," literally "hollow place;" kodon "bell, mouth of a trumpet;" koilos "hollow," from PIE root *kel- (see cell). Originally codeina; modern form is from 1881.