American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A nonaddictive opium derivative, C20H21NO4, used medicinally to relieve spasms of smooth muscle.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An alkaloid (C21 H21NO4) contained in opium.
- n. A non-addictive derivative of opium used in medicine to relieve muscle spasms, as a vasodilator and in some forms of erectile dysfunction.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Chem.) An alkaloid found in opium. It has a weaker therapeutic action than morphine.
- n. an alkaloid medicine (trade name Kavrin) obtained from opium; used to relax smooth muscles; it is nonaddictive
- Latin papāver, poppy + -ine2. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Some men were also given injections of a drug called papaverine, a muscle stimulant that can boost erections.”
“Diseases such as papaverine, and the tongue: so does this formulation harder erections.”
“Over the next few minutes, Snyder gave the president amyl nitrite to sniff and injections of papaverine hydrochloride, morphine tartrate, heparin, and, later, a second shot of morphine.”
“Street heroin contains papaverine, a remnant of the opium poppy that can be detected in the urine.”
“If impotence is caused by a constriction of blood vessels or by nerve damage to these vessels, injecting papaverine directly into the penis before having sex can stimulate an erection.”
“He contributed greatly towards the definition of the arrangement of atoms within molecules of morphine, papaverine, narcotine, etc.”
“White Poppy capsules, when dried, furnish papaverine and narcotine, with some mucilage, and a little waxy matter.”
“We chose adenosine to induce pulmonary hyperemia for these serial hemodynamic evaluations, as its infusions provided more predictable steady-states and returns to baseline when compared to papaverine boluses.”
“We thus demonstrated that in the baboon intact pulmonary microvasculature, both adenosine - and papaverine-derived PFR thermo is approximately 1.5, in keeping with our recently published Doppler-derived PFR measures IMR evaluations of the coronary circulation seek to quantify microvascular integrity by estimating minimum achievable microvascular resistance, a related measure to maximal vascular flow reserve assessment with CFR.”
“With regards to pulmonary hyperemia, our study demonstrates that maximal adenosine induced-flow augmentations (seen as reductions in T mn) occur at infusions rate of 200 µg/kg/min with equivalent increments in flow induced by papaverine 24 mg.”
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