dextromethorphan

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dex·tro·me·thor·phan

 (dĕk′strō-mə-thôr′făn)
n.
An antitussive drug, C18H25NO, that is used in its hydrobromide form and is less addictive than codeine.

[dextro- + meth- + (m)orph(in)an, structural basis for a class of opioids (morphin(e) + -an).]
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dextromethorphan

n dextrometorfano
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Dextromethorphan abuse and dependence in adolescents.
Dextromethorphan abuse has been an ongoing concern for both the FDA and the DEA, starting in the early 1990s.
Cases of dextromethorphan abuse reported to the California Poison Control System increased 10-fold in all age groups--and increased 15-fold in adolescents--between 1999 and 2004, said Jodi K.
Unfortunately, dextromethorphan abuse by teens is a long-standing issue.
At the time of the hearing, except for a study conducted at the Poison Control Center at the University of Utah Medical Center (McElwee, 1990), no social scientific research had been done on dextromethorphan abuse in the United States.
This is highly desirable, because the need for safe and effective non-narcotic cough formulations is great, especially in light of continued narcotic and dextromethorphan abuse despite substantial anti-abuse measures.