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paregoric

noun par·e·go·ric \ˌpa-rə-ˈgr-ik, -ˈgär-\

Definition of PAREGORIC

:  camphorated tincture of opium used especially to relieve pain

Origin of PAREGORIC

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
First Known Use: circa 1827

Other Pharmacology Terms

anodyne, cathartic, emetic, emollient, liniment, poultice, purgative, soporific, spectrum

paregoric

noun par·e·go·ric \ˌpar-ə-ˈgr-ik, -ˈgōr-, -ˈgär-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PAREGORIC

:  camphorated tincture of opium used especially to relieve pain

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