Narcotic

 Narcotics

Narcotics are medicines which cause sleep or stupor, and allay pain, such as opium, &c. 


 Narcotics

Narcotics are medicines which stupefy and diminish the activity of the nervous system. Given in small doses, they generally act as stimulants, but an increased dose produces a sedative effect. Under this head are included alcohol, camphor, ether, the hop, and opium.