Dover’s powder

Dover’s powder

Dover’s powder Word Origin noun Pharmacology.

  1. a powder containing ipecac and opium, used as an anodyne, diaphoretic, and antispasmodic.

Origin of Dover’s powder 1795–1805; named after T. Dover (1660–1742), English physician British Dictionary definitions for dover’s powder Dover’s powder noun

  1. a preparation of opium and ipecacuanha, formerly used to relieve pain, induce sweating, and check spasms

Word Origin for Dover’s powder C19: named after Thomas Dover (1660–1742), English physician

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