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Codeine 

Codeine
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Codeine
Author(s):

Janet R. Hardy

and Kenneth C. Jackson II

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199236640.003.0005
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date: 29 October 2020

Chapter 5 discusses the beneficial effects, i.e. pain relief, and the undesirable effects such as constipation and nausea, of codeine, and how its major analgesic effect is thought to result from its partial biotransformation to morphine. It also covers codeine’s important role as an antitussive and antidiarrhoeal.

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