Substance Abuse: Medical and Slang Terminology

Humera Hamid, BA; Rif S. El-Mallakh, MD; Keith Vandeveir, CADC

Disclosures

South Med J. 2005;98(3):350-362. 

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Codeine

Slang terms

Schoolboy

Active ingredient

Methylmorphine

Source

Natural (from opium), semisynthetic (from morphine)

Pharmacological classification

Narcotic analgesic

Medical use

Ease pain and coughing

Abuse form

Tablets or liquid (in cough syrup)

Usage method

Taken orally or injected

Effects sought

Euphoria

Adverse effects

Addiction, constipation, loss of appetite

Detectable in urine

Yes

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