Narcotic

Nar*cot"ic

(nr*kt"k), n. (Med.) A drug which, in medicinal doses, generally allays morbid susceptibility, relieves pain, and produces sleep; but which, in poisonous doses, produces stupor, coma, or convulsions, and, when given in sufficient quantity, causes death. The best examples are opium (with morphine), belladonna (with atropine), and conium.
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Nercotykes and opye (opium) of Thebes.
Chaucer.
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