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Opium MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Opium
Tree Number(s)
D20.215.784.500.534
Unique ID
D009892
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D009892
Annotation
OPIUM DEPENDENCE is also available
Scope Note
The air-dried exudate from the unripe seed capsule of the opium poppy, Papaver somniferum, or its variant, P. album. It contains a number of alkaloids, but only a few - MORPHINE; CODEINE; and PAPAVERINE - have clinical significance. Opium has been used as an analgesic, antitussive, antidiarrheal, and antispasmodic.
Entry Term(s)
Omnopon
Pantopon
Papaveretum
Pharm Action
Analgesics, Opioid
Antidiarrheals
Antitussive Agents
Narcotics
Registry Number
8008-60-4
See Also
Opiate Alkaloids
Public MeSH Note
PANTOPON was see under OPIUM 1963-79
Online Note
use OPIUM to search PANTOPON 1966-79
History Note
PANTOPON was see under OPIUM 1963-79
Date Established
1960/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2018/07/01
Opium Preferred
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