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Glossary: codeine phosphate, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

codeine phosphate

(KOH-deen FOS-fayt)

A drug used to treat pain, cough, and diarrhea. It is made from opium or morphine and binds to opioid receptors in the central nervous system. Codeine phosphate is a type of opiate, a type of analgesic agent, a type of antitussive agent, and a type of antidiarrheal agent.

2007-05-04

2009-05-01