paregoric


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par·e·gor·ic

 (păr′ə-gôr′ĭk, -gŏr′-)
n.
A camphorated tincture of opium, taken internally for the relief of diarrhea and intestinal pain.

[Late Latin parēgoricus, soothing, from Greek parēgorikos, from parēgorein, to console, soothe, from parēgoros, consoling, soothing : para-, beside, near; see para-1 + -ēgoros, speaking (from agoreuein, to speak in the assembly, address, say, from agorā, agora, assembly; see agora1).]

paregoric

(ˌpærəˈɡɒrɪk)
n
(Pharmacology) a medicine containing opium, benzoic acid, camphor (English paregoric) or ammonia (Scottish paregoric), and anise oil, formerly widely used to relieve diarrhoea and coughing in children
[C17 (meaning: relieving pain): via Late Latin from Greek parēgorikos soothing, from parēgoros relating to soothing speech, from para-1 (beside, alongside of) + -ēgor-, from agoreuein to speak in assembly, from agora assembly]

par•e•gor•ic

(ˌpær ɪˈgɔr ɪk, -ˈgɒr-)

n.
an opium derivative used to treat diarrhea.
[1675–85; < Late Latin parēgoricus < Greek parēgorikós soothing =parḗgor(os) pertaining to consolatory speech (par- par- + -ēgoros, adj. derivative of agorá public speaking, assembly]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.paregoric - medicine used to treat diarrhea
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
Translations

par·e·gor·ic

n. paregórico, narcótico, calmante derivado del opio.

paregoric

n paregórico, tintura de opio alcanforada
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