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Meaning of DOVER'S POWDER

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a medicinal powder made essentially of ipecac and opium, formerly used to relieve pain and induce perspiration
 
 See Also: powder

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Do"ver's Pow"der\ [From Dr. Dover, an English
physician.] (Med.)
A powder of ipecac and opium, compounded, in the United
States, with sugar of milk, but in England (as formerly in
the United States) with sulphate of potash, and in France (as
in Dr. Dover's original prescription) with nitrate and
sulphate of potash and licorice. It is an anodyne
diaphoretic.

 

 

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