paregoric

paregoric
Camphorated opium tincture, an antiperistaltic agent containing powdered opium, anise oil, benzoic acid, camphor, glycerin, and diluted alcohol. [G. paregorikos, soothing]

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par·e·go·ric .par-ə-'gȯr-ik, -'gōr-, -'gär- n camphorated tincture of opium used esp. to relieve pain

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par·e·gor·ic (par″ə-gorґik) [Gr. parēgorikos consoling] [USP] a preparation of powdered opium, anise oil, benzoic acid, camphor, diluted alcohol, and glycerin; used as an antiperistaltic, especially in the treatment of diarrhea, and a mild pain reliever; administered orally.

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  • Paregoric — Par e*gor ic, a. [L. paregoricus, Gr. ?, from ? addressing, encouraging, soothing; para beside + ? an assembly: cf. F. par[ e]gorique. See {Allegory}.] Mitigating; assuaging or soothing pain; as, paregoric elixir. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Paregoric — Par e*gor ic, n. (Med.) A medicine that mitigates pain; an anodyne; specifically, camphorated tincture of opium; called also {paregoric elexir}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • paregoric — (n.) medicine that soothes pain, 1704, from adjective (1680s) soothing, from L.L. paregoricus, from Gk. paregorikos soothing, encouraging, consoling, from paregorein speak soothingly to, from paregoros consoling, from para beside (see PARA (Cf.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • paregoric — [par΄ə gôr′ik] adj. [LL paregoricus < Gr parēgorikos < parēgoros, speaking, consoling, soothing < para , on the side of (see PARA 1) + agora, assembly, AGORA1] Archaic soothing or lessening pain n. 1. Archaic a medicine that soothes or… …   English World dictionary

  • paregoric — /par i gawr ik, gor /, n. Pharm. 1. a camphorated tincture of opium, containing benzoic acid, anise oil, etc., used chiefly to stop diarrhea in children. 2. any soothing medicine; anodyne. adj. 3. Archaic. assuaging pain; soothing. [1675 85; < LL …   Universalium

  • paregoric — n. (in full paregoric elixir) hist. a camphorated tincture of opium used to reduce pain. Etymology: LL paregoricus f. Gk paregorikos soothing (as PARA (1), agoros speaking f. agora assembly) …   Useful english dictionary

  • paregoric elexir — Paregoric Par e*gor ic, n. (Med.) A medicine that mitigates pain; an anodyne; specifically, camphorated tincture of opium; called also {paregoric elexir}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • paregoric — noun Etymology: French parégorique mitigating pain, from Late Latin paregoricus, from Greek parēgorikos, from parēgorein to talk over, soothe, from para + agora assembly, from ageirein to gather Date: circa 1827 camphorated tincture of opium used …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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