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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Compounds containing aspirin or acetaminophen with or without codeine and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are useful for pain control during the acute phase.
▪ Even with the codeine and Tylenol, it still hurts too much to let her arm hang free.
▪ He begged for a painkiller, and Martha drove twenty miles to the nearest doctor to get a prescription for codeine.
▪ I took a couple of Tylenol with codeine, kicked my shoes off, and crawled into the folds of my quilt.
▪ Not suspecting polio, physicians prescribed codeine, penicillin, aspirin, and even antibiotics for their patients' aching bodies.
▪ Papaver somniferum, is the only commercial source of codeine, an alkaloid widely used in cough suppressants and pain killers.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Codeine \Co*de"ine\, n. [Gr. ? poppy head: cf. F. cod?ine.] (Chem.) One of the opium alkaloids; a white crystalline substance, C18H21NO3, similar to and regarded as a derivative of morphine, but much feebler in its action; -- called also codeia. [1913 Webster] ||

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

alkaloid present in opium, 1838, from French codéine, coined, with chemical suffix -ine (2), from Greek kodeia "poppy head," related to kooz "prison," literally "hollow place;" kodon "bell, mouth of a trumpet;" koilos "hollow," from PIE root *kel- (2) "to cover, conceal" (see cell). Originally codeina; modern form is from 1881.


n. (context pharmaceutical drug English) An addictive alkaloid narcotic derived from opium and used as a hypnotic, analgesic and cough suppressant; often mixed with aspirin etc.


n. derivative of opium; used as an antitussive (to relieve coughing) and an analgesic (to relive pain)

Codeine (band)

Codeine was an American indie rock band formed in 1989. They released two full-length albums— Frigid Stars LP in 1990 and The White Birch in 1994. The band broke up in 1994 shortly after the release of The White Birch, but made a small reunion in 2012.

Due to the band's slow and depressing musical style, they are credited as a pioneering act of what is known as " slowcore" or " sadcore".


Codeine is an opiate used to treat pain, as a cough medicine, and for diarrhea. It is typically used to treat mild to moderate degrees of pain. Greater benefit may occur when combined with paracetamol (acetaminophen) or a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) such as aspirin or ibuprofen. Evidence does not support its use for acute cough suppression in children or adults. In Europe it is not recommended as a cough medicine in those under twelve years of age. It is generally taken by mouth. It typically starts working after half an hour with maximum effect at two hours. The total duration of its effects last for about four to six hours.

Common side effects include vomiting, constipation, itchiness, and lightheadedness. Serious side effects may include a decreased effort to breathe and addiction. It is unclear if its use in pregnancy is safe. Care should be used during breastfeeding as it may result in opiate toxicity in the baby. Codeine works following being broken down by the liver into morphine. How quickly this occurs depends on a person's genetics.

Codeine was discovered in 1832 by Pierre Jean Robiquet. In 2013 about 361,000 kilograms of codeine were produced while 249,000 kilograms were used. This makes it the most commonly taken opiate. It is on the WHO Model List of Essential Medicines, the most important medications needed in a basic health system. The wholesale cost in the developing world is between 0.04 and 0.29 USD per dose as of 2014. In the United States it costs about one dollar a dose. Codeine occurs naturally and makes up about 2% of opium.

Codeine (disambiguation)

Codeine is an opiate used for its analgesic, antitussive, and antidiarrheal properties.

Codeine may also refer to:

  • Codeine (band), an American indie rock band formed in 1989
  • Codeine (software), former name of the KDE video player Dragon Player
  • "Cod'ine" (Buffy Sainte-Marie song), a song by Buffy Sainte-Marie covered by other artists

Usage examples of "codeine".

I highly recommend codeine and acetaminophen for putting your cares behind you.

Bolger and Miss Ryan had a codeine at a quarter to five, and Miss Freitz in four-eleven had a heparin and dextran about an hour later.

Fortunately, codeine is a rather mild narcotic, not nearly so powerful as what the Junkman took in by smoking.

Thus, in experimental animals the phenolic hydroxyl group of morphine has been shown to be susceptible to methylation both in vivo and in vitro, with the resultant formation of codeine.

There were antibiotics, anti-inflammatory medication, anabolic steroids, including a full course of prednisone, and at least ten different types of pain medication, including codeine and morphine.

Ask for a pain-killer and they give you something with a bit of codeine and a trace of phenacetin as though it were morphia, and practically make you sign the poison book.

Never take any sleeping powders except upon the advice of a physician, for the majority of these sleeping powders contain some harmful drug, as morphine, codeine, phenacetin or acetanilid.

A tiny percentage of codeine gets metabolized into good old C17-morphine, affording an agonizing hint of what real relief from The Bird might feel like.

When, then, even the funds for the codeine syrup were exhausted, he still sat on the toilet of the rear stall of the A.

He kept trying to ask his heart if just codeine would be a relapse, according to the heart, but his heart was declining to comment.

Gately, but he was being a man about it and had refused codeine downstairs at the E.

Morphine is also a metabolite of codeine, and when codeine is metabolized in the blood we get very low levels of morphine.

I put the notes in the folder labelled LYONS-BENNET, found some codeine in the bathroom, and took myself off to the bedroom of raspberry and Viking gold.

He stretched out on the couch and finally, with the help of the codeine for his pain, was able to drift off to sleep thinking of Angie.

I stretched out, calling piteously and frequently to the stewardesses for codeine and cold water.