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Medical Term:

dextromethorphan hydrobromide

Pronunciation: deks'tro-meth-or'fan hi'dro-bro'mid

Definition: A synthetic morphine derivative used as an antitussive agent. Inferior to codeine but does not seem to create physical dependence. It has weak central depressant action.

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