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Nicotine patch


an adhesive piece of material impregnanted with nicotine, worn on the skin as an aid to giving up smoking


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  • Nicotinic

    [nik-uh-tin-ik, -tee-nik] /ˌnɪk əˈtɪn ɪk, -ˈti nɪk/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or containing . 2. related to or imitating the action of on neurons, especially in blocking the cholinergic receptors of the autonomic ganglia. adj. 1873, from nicotine + -ic. nicotinic nic·o·tin·ic (nĭk’ə-tĭn’ĭk, -tē’nĭk) adj.

  • Nicotinic-acid

    noun, Biochemistry. 1. a crystalline acid, C 6 H 5 NO 2 , that is a component of the vitamin-B complex, found in fresh meat, yeast, etc., produced by the oxidation of nicotine, and used in the prevention and treatment of pellagra. noun 1. a vitamin of the B complex that occurs in milk, liver, […]

  • Nicotinism

    [nik-uh-tee-niz-uh m, -ti-, nik-uh-tee-niz-] /ˈnɪk ə tiˌnɪz əm, -tɪ-, ˌnɪk əˈti nɪz-/ noun 1. a pathological condition caused by excessive use of tobacco, and characterized by depression of the central and autonomic nervous systems; poisoning. /ˈnɪkətiːˌnɪzəm/ noun 1. (pathol) a toxic condition of the body or a bodily organ or part caused by nicotine nicotinism […]

  • Nicotinize

    [nik-uh-tee-nahyz, nik-uh-tee-nahyz] /ˈnɪk ə tiˌnaɪz, ˌnɪk əˈti naɪz/ verb (used with object), nicotinized, nicotinizing. 1. to drug or impregnate with .

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