opianine definition

  • noun:
    • An alkaloid present in little volumes in opium, identical with narcotine.
    • An alkaloid (C22H23NO7) found in small amount in opium. Its identical with narcotine. It's contained in quantities up to 11% in Papaver somniferum, and is utilized clinically as an antitussive.
    • Same as narcotine.

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