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Opium - Wikipedia


Opium is the dried latex obtained from the opium poppy (scientific name: Papaver somniferum). Opium latex contains approximately 12 percent of the analgesic ...

Opium: Uses, Addiction Treatment & Side Effects - Drugs.com


Opium is a highly addictive narcotic drug acquired from the opium poppy. Heroin is derived from the morphine alkaloid found in opium.

What is Opium?


Opium is a substance derived from the poppy plant and used in the production of various street drugs and medical pain relivers such as Morphine.

A Brief History of Opium


Opium is an extract of the exudate derived from seedpods of the opium poppy, Papaver somniferum. The poppy plant was cultivated in the ancient civilisations of ...

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Get information, facts, and pictures about opium at Encyclopedia.com. Make research projects and school reports about opium easy with credible articles from  ...

Nov 28, 2015 ... Opium is called “Afeem” in India and it is obtained from poppy plant- scientifically known as Papaver somniferum. Opium is dried latex obtained ...

Opium - Drugs Forum


The Opium Poppy (Papaver Somniferum), also known as the Bread Seed Poppy) , is arguably the most infamous flower in the history of mankind. Used medically ...

opium | drug | Britannica.com


Jul 12, 2010 ... Opium, narcotic drug that is obtained from the unripe seedpods of the opium poppy (Papaver somniferum), a plant of the family Papaveraceae.

Opium Timeline - Opioids


A BRIEF HISTORY OF OPIUM. papaver somniferum: opium poppy "Opium teaches only one thing, which is that aside from physical suffering, there is nothing ...

Opium - Partnership for Drug-Free Kids


Opium can cause euphoria, followed by a sense of well-being and a calm drowsiness or sedation. Breathing slows, potentially to the point of unconsciousness ...

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Opium Poppy: History - DEA Museum & Visitors Center


The earliest reference to opium growth and use is in 3,400 B.C. when the opium poppy was cultivated in lower Mesopotamia (Southwest Asia). The Sumerians ...

Opium Throughout History | The Opium Kings | FRONTLINE | PBS


The opium poppy is cultivated in lower Mesopotamia. The Sumerians refer to it as Hul Gil, the 'joy plant.' The Sumerians would soon pass along the plant and its ...

Opium Addiction


Opium addiction information, symptoms, treatment and referrals to local help for opiate addiction and withdrawal symptoms.