A report on Opiate, Morphine and Papaver somniferum
Morphine is a pain medication of the opiate family that is found naturally in opium, a dark brown resin in poppies (Papaver somniferum).- Morphine
Opiates are alkaloid compounds naturally found in the opium poppy plant Papaver somniferum.- Opiate
The psychoactive compounds found in the opium plant include morphine, codeine, and thebaine.- Opiate
Opium contains a class of naturally occurring alkaloids known as opiates, that include morphine, codeine, thebaine, oripavine, papaverine and noscapine.- Papaver somniferum
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Opium (or poppy tears, scientific name: Lachryma papaveris) is dried latex obtained from the seed capsules of the opium poppy Papaver somniferum.
Approximately 12 percent of opium is made up of the analgesic alkaloid morphine, which is processed chemically to produce heroin and other synthetic opioids for medicinal use and for the illegal drug trade.
The latex also contains the closely related opiates codeine and thebaine, and non-analgesic alkaloids such as papaverine and noscapine.
Codeine is an opiate and prodrug of morphine used to treat pain, coughing, and diarrhea.
It is found naturally in the sap of the opium poppy, Papaver somniferum.