All drugs in the opiate class act on opiate receptors in the brain. They mediate relief from pain and produce feelings of euphoria.

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Paregoric, or camphorated tincture of opium, also known as tinctura opii camphorata, is a medication known for its antidiarrheal, antitussive, and analgesic properties.-

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Excerpts from Chapter 2: The Pleasures of Opium, Confessions of An English Opium-Eater by Thomas De Quincey (1821):


"The reader is aware that opium had long ceased to found its empire on spells of pleasure; it was solely by the tortures connected with the attempt to abjure it, that it kept its hold.


Opium Pulveratum
Opium Titratum

Dried powedered opium adjusted to contain 10% of anhydrous morphine.



Pulvis Opii Compositus
Compound Powder of Opium

Opium Pulvis2

Opium is an extract of the exudate derived from seedpods of the opium poppy, Papaver somniferum

More info on opium and other opiates can be found at http://opiates.net.

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