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paregoric

paregoric assuaging pain XVII; sb. for p. elixir camphorated tincture of opium XIX. — late L. parēgoricus — Gr. parēgorikós encouraging, soothing, f. parēgorein console, soothe, f. PARA-1 beside + ēgor-, var. of agor- in agoreúein speak in the assembly; see -IC.

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paregoric

par·e·gor·ic / ˌparəˈgôrik/ • n. a medicine consisting of opium flavored with camphor, aniseed, and benzoic acid, formerly used to treat diarrhea and coughing in children.

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paregoric

paregoric (pâr´əgôr´Ĭk), alcoholic solution of opium and camphor first prepared in the 18th cent. Because of the constipating effect of opium, paregoric has been used to control diarrhea. It was formerly a constituent of many cough elixirs.

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