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Three boys, ages 13, 15 and 13, and a 15-year-old girl admitted to drinking a mixture of Sprite, codeine and Jolly Ranchers earlier in the day.
At one time, the term opiate referred to natural substances that were derived from the seed pod of the opium plant, such as morphine, codeine and heroin.
Alaska keeps a statewide database of all prescribed controlled substances – drugs like oxycodone, morphine, fentanyl and codeine.
The top drugs of choice in those three counties were methamphetamine and marijuana in Harris County, marijuana, codeine and ecstacy in Chambers County and methamphetamine in Fort Bend County.
Chemists began creating other extracts, including codeine, which is only about one-tenth to one-third as strong (strength varies by individual).
Opioids include prescription painkillers like codeine, Vicodin and Oxycontin, as well as heroin and the synthetic drug fentanyl.
The employees told police the suspect went to the area where liquid medications containing codeine were previously stored, but those items had been moved to a vault after a recent robbery of this type.
Since shingles isn't comfortable, your doctor may also prescribe numbing agents, codeine, or a corticosteroid injection, to help with the pain.
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Origin and Etymology of codeine
First Known Use: 1850See Words from the same year
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medical Definition of codeine
- Although codeine is potentially addicting, it rarely causes physical dependence when taken orally for a short time.
- —Consumer Reports, February l983
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