Brompton's mixture

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Bromp´ton's mixture


n.1.(Pharmacy) A mixture containing morphine and cocaine, and sometimes other narcotic substances, such as heroin, in an alcoholic solution, administered mostly to terminally ill patients, especially cancer patients, to relieve severe pain. Its use is not universally accepted as good medical practice.
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I would live my life as ever to the full and die, before the disease mounted its last attack, in my own home, in a chair on the lawn, with a brandy in my hand to wash down whatever modern version of the Brompton Cocktail some helpful medic could supply.
He told how he prescribed a morphine-based drug combination, known as a Brompton cocktail, to relieve his pain but stressed that he never intended the dose to be fatal.
He told how he prescribed a morphine-based medicine, known as a Brompton Cocktail, to relieve his pain but stressed that he never intended the dose to be fatal.