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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.

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 ...

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 ...

Opium | Define Opium at Dictionary.com


Opium definition, the dried, condensed juice of a poppy, Papaver somniferum, that has a narcotic, soporific, analgesic, and astringent effect and contains ...

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 ...

Nick Tosches on Opium Dens | Vanity Fair


Driven by romantic, spiritual, and medicinal imperatives, the author goes in search of something everyone tells him no longer exists: an opium den. From Hong ...

Opium - The New York Times


News about opium. Commentary and archival information about opium from The New York Times.

Opium Addiction


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

Opium Addiction - Opium.org


The Chinese didn't realize that opium was an addictive substance until the late 17<sup>th</sup> century. By that point, more than 1/3 of Chinese males reported smoking ...

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opium | drug | Britannica.com


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

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 ...

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opium substance derived by collecting and drying the milky juice in the unripe seed pods of the opium poppy , Papaver somniferum. Opium varies...