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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.

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 ...

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 Addiction


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

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 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 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 | 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 ...