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Definition of Narcotics
NarcoticNarcotic Nar*cot"ic, a. [F. narcotique, Gr. ??????????, fr.
??????? to benumb, na`rkh numbness, torpor.] (Med.)
Having the properties of a narcotic; operating as a narcotic.
-- Nar*cot"ic*ness, n.
Narcotic Nar*cot"ic, n. (Med.)
A drug which, in medicinal doses, generally allays morbid
susceptibility, relieves pain, and produces sleep; but which,
in poisonous doses, produces stupor, coma, or convulsions,
and, when given in sufficient quantity, causes death. The
best examples are opium (with morphine), belladonna (with
atropine), and conium.
Nercotykes and opye (opium) of Thebes. --Chaucer.
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