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Least addictive potential is seen in which among the following? (AIIMS May 2009)



A Morphine

B Heroin

C Pethidine

D Codeine

Ans. D Codeine

Codeine is methyl-morphine and it occurs naturally in opium. It is partly converted in the body to morphine. It is less potent than morphine as an analgesic but is a more selective cough suppressant. It has very low affinity for opioid receptors. The abuse liability of codeine is low.

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