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From dextro- +‎ methorphan.

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dextromethorphan (uncountable)

  1. (pharmacology) An opioid (some say merely an opioid-like substance) that is used as an antitussive drug (a cough suppressant) that is found in many over-the-counter cold and cough preparations; and as an NMDA blocker used to treat PBA (pseudo-bulbar affect).

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