Opium – The Facts
Want to find out more about opiates? Such as opium, codeine, morphine, and heroin?
Opium – The Facts, provides detailed descriptions and information in this ultimate guide to opium and it’d derivatives..
The opiates are found in a gummy substance extracted from the seed pod of the Asian poppy, Papaver somniferum. Opium is produced from this substance, and codeine and morphine are derived from opium. The opioid include both natural opiates – that is, drugs from the opium poppy and opiate-related synthetic drugs, such as meperidine and methadone. Other drugs, such as heroin, are processed from morphine or codeine.
Opiates have been used both medically and non-medically for centuries. A tincture of opium called laudanum has been widely used since the 16th century as a remedy for “nerves” or to stop coughing and diarrhea. By the early 19th century, morphine had been extracted in a pure form suitable for solution. With the introduction of the hypodermic needle in the mid-19th century, injection of the solution became the common method of administration.
Opium – The Facts, is the comprehensive guide to opium, codeine, morphine, and heroin presenting their history, appearance, research facts, how they are used and discusses tolerance and dependency.
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