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opium [1 record]

Record 1 2003-03-13


Subject field(s)
  • Drugs and Drug Addiction
  • Medication

a yellow to dark brown, addicting, narcotic drug prepared from the juice of the unripe seed capsules of the opium poppy: it contains such alkaloids as morphine, codeine, and papaverine, and is used as an intoxicant and medicinally to relieve pain and produce sleep.


  • Drogues et toxicomanie
  • Médicaments

Suc des capsules d'un pavot (papaver somniferum), incisées avant maturité, latex riche en alcaloides, dont le plus actif est la morphine.


L'opium est un stupéfiant.

Key term(s)
  • fée brune


Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Drogas y toxicomanía
  • Medicamentos
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