noscapine

[ nŏskə-pēn′ ]

n.

An alkaloid occurring in opium that suppresses the cough reflex and is used as an antitussive.

Nearby words

  1. norwich,
  2. norwich terrier,
  3. norwood,
  4. nos-,
  5. nos.,
  6. nosce te ipsum,
  7. nose,
  8. nose about,
  9. nose bag,
  10. nose candy


The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.