Dover's powder

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Do·ver's powder

A powdered drug containing ipecac and opium, formerly used to relieve pain and induce perspiration.

[After Thomas Dover (1660-1742), British physician.]

Dover's powder

(Pharmacology) a preparation of opium and ipecacuanha, formerly used to relieve pain, induce sweating, and check spasms
[C19: named after Thomas Dover (1660–1742), English physician]
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Noun1.Dover's powder - a medicinal powder made essentially of ipecac and opium; formerly used to relieve pain and induce perspiration
powder - any of various cosmetic or medical preparations dispensed in the form of a pulverized powder
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It was hard to sweat in the winter but he managed by taking hot tea, using Dover's Powder, wearing flannel and lying motionless under four blankets for 2 hours.
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