Definition of Paregoric

1. Noun. Medicine used to treat diarrhea.




Definition of Paregoric

1. a. Mitigating; assuaging or soothing pain; as, paregoric elixir.

2. n. A medicine that mitigates pain; an anodyne; specifically, camphorated tincture of opium; -- called also paregoric elexir.

Definition of Paregoric

1. Noun. a painkiller; a medicine which soothes or relieves pain ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Paregoric

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Medical Definition of Paregoric

1. A medicine that mitigates pain; an anodyne; specifically, camphorated tincture of opium. Synonym: paregoric elexir. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Paregoric

pardoning
pardonless
pardons
pards
pardy
pare
pare down
parecisms
parecon
parectasis
parectropia
pared
paregmenon
paregmenons
paregoric (current term)
paregorick
paregorics
pareidolia
pareidolias
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pareiras
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parelectronomic
parelectronomy
parelius
parella
parellas
parelle

Literary usage of Paregoric

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1. The Analyst (1879)
"They were not aware that the defendant sold paregoric ; but, being in the neighbourhood, wont in for the purpose. The defendant took down a bottle from a ..."

2. The Analyst by Society of Public Analysts (Great Britain). (1880)
"They were not aware that the defendant sold paregoric ; but, being in the neighbourhood, went in for the purpose. The defendant took down a bottle from a ..."

3. Practice of Medicine by Frederick Tice (1921)
"paregoric ADDICTION.—paregoric addicts are relatively infrequent, but in certain sections of the United States it has been used in large quantities, ..."

4. Dramatic Opinions and Essays, with an Apology: With an Apology by Bernard Shaw (1907)
"IRVING TAKES paregoric Bygones. By AW Pinero. A Story of Waterloo. By A Conan Doyle. A Chapter from Don Quixote. By the late WG Wills. ..."

5. Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests, Medical, Economical, and by Francis Peyre Porcher (1869)
"The juice or syrup is given to infants with colic ; a few drops being used, in place of paregoric. Said to be both stimulant and carminative. ..."

6. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman, Joseph Meredith Toner Collection (Library of Congress) (1898)
"In twenty-two, or forty-seven er cent, of the number who took the paregoric, there •as a fall of the temperature to normal within twenty- )ur hours, ..."

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