narcotic narcotic  /nɑr ˈkɑ tɪk/


  1. (n) a drug that produces numbness or stupor; often taken for pleasure or to reduce pain; extensive use can lead to addiction
  2. (adj) of or relating to or designating narcotics
  3. (adj) inducing stupor or narcosis
  4. (adj) inducing mental lethargy

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  1. Upstairs, several teens are sitting at the kitchen table listening to a girl who looks to be about 15 tell how she got the narcotic Oxycontin from the medicine cabinet at home.
  2. Toradol is a non-narcotic pain med.
  3. If patients become dependent on the narcotic and continue taking prescription painkillers, they are also more likely to suffer from liver toxicity associated with the acetaminophen.


  1. Testosterone therapy may help improve pain in men with low testosterone

    Testosterone therapy is associated with decreased pain perception in men with low testosterone levels related to opioid (narcotic) pain relievers (analgesics), a new study finds.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Science Daily

  2. Trigemina Attracts $4.5 Million Funding From Current Investors and Chilean Government Grant

    MORAGA, Calif. -- Trigemina, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of non-narcotic, nasally delivered, analgesic drug products, announced the completion of a $4.5 million ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: GlobeNewswire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Walgreens to Pay $80 Million for Lax Distribution of Narcotic Prescription Drugs

    Walgreens to Pay $80 Million for Narcotic Drug Violations The nation's biggest pharmacy operator, Walgreens , is set to pay $80 million for its lax control over sales of narcotic painkillers . The company is required to pay the DEA to resolve federal charges that it failed to properly control sales of painkillers, including Oxycontin. The DEA says that the settlement is the largest ever paid by ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Injury Board

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  1. "I did not intend to bring it to the country and I don't know whether it is a narcotic drug or otherwise and I don't know whether it is prohibited in the UAE or not," Asif told the investigators.
    on Jan 11, 2009 By: Mohammad Asif Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "All of us in this business, guys, this is the toy department of life," Niehaus said. "It's a narcotic. Anyone who is involved in this business, whether it be my end or (the writing) end or the front office end, we're lucky. We're lucky...
    on Jul 24, 2008 By: Dave Niehaus Source: USA Today

  3. Pelosi said the "fierce urgency of now" has only intensified since King coined the phrase in his famed "I Have a Dream" speech of 1963, and the nation must resist "the dangerous narcotic of incrementalism...... We have to do things in a big...
    on Jan 15, 2007 By: Nancy Pelosi Source: Mercury-Register

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