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Medical Dictionary


noun co·caine \kō-ˈkān, ˈkō-ˌ\

Medical Definition of COCAINE

:  a bitter crystalline alkaloid C17H21NO4 obtained from coca leaves that is used medically especially in the form of its hydrochloride C17H21NO4·HCl as a topical anesthetic and illicitly for its euphoric effects and that may result in a compulsive psychological need


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