Opium Summary

Everything you need to understand or teach Opium.

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  • 1 Literature Criticism
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Encyclopedia Articles (6)

970 words, approx. 4 pages
Opium The milky juice derived from the un-ripe seed capsules of the poppy plant Papaver somniferum is called opium. This material, which dries to a brownish gum contains a large number of alkaloid com... Read more
354 words, approx. 2 pages
Opium The unripe seed capsules of the poppy plant (Papaver somniferum) produce a milky juice called opium. The opium poppy has white or blue-purple flowers and is widely grown in Asia, India, and Turk... Read more
7,447 words, approx. 25 pages
Opium OFFICIAL NAMES: Opium, laudanum, paregoric, Dover's powder STREET NAMES: Big O, black stuff, block, gum, hop/hops, ah-pen-yen, Aunti, Aunti Emma, black, black pill, chandoo/chandu, Chines... Read more
508 words, approx. 2 pages
Opium Opium is a drug that is derived from poppy juice. Its pain-relieving qualities have been known since ancient times. Opium was used by prehistoric inhabitants of what is now Switzerland, by ancie... Read more
5,894 words, approx. 20 pages
Opium What Kind of Drug Is It? Opium is the sticky white sap that flows from ripening seed pods of the Papaver somniferum plant. The plant's Latin name means "poppy" (Papaver) &#x... Read more
23,246 words, approx. 78 pages
Few sights in nature are more strikingly breathtaking than gently rolling fields blanketed by lavender, scarlet, white, and green opium poppies in full bloom. One of nature's most dramatic displays, t... Read more