Opium

Known as: Opium [Chemical/Ingredient], Papaver somniferum exudate, Papaver somniferum resin 
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… (More)
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2015
Highly Cited
2015
Opioids are the primary drugs used in Western medicine for pain management and palliative care. Farming of opium poppies remains… (More)
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2013
2013
Opium use has been associated with higher risk of cancers of the esophagus, bladder, larynx, and lung; however, no previous study… (More)
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2012
Highly Cited
2012
OBJECTIVES To investigate the association between opium use and subsequent risk of death. DESIGN Prospective cohort study… (More)
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2010
Highly Cited
2010
Two previously undetected enzymes involved in morphine biosynthesis and unique among plants to opium poppy have been identified… (More)
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2008
Highly Cited
2008
The very high incidence of oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) in Golestan Province in northeastern Iran was suggested by… (More)
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2008
2008
Opium addiction is a common form of addiction in Middle East countries such as Iran. Recently several reports suggested some… (More)
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2005
Highly Cited
2005
Virus-induced gene silencing (VIGS) is an attractive method for assaying gene function in species that are resistant to… (More)
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Highly Cited
2004
Highly Cited
2004
We report on the silencing of codeinone reductase (COR) in the opium poppy, Papaver somniferum, using a chimeric hairpin RNA… (More)
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2003
2003
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS The study was performed to investigate the possible association between opium dependency and laryngeal… (More)
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Highly Cited
1998
Highly Cited
1998
An alkaloid from opium, noscapine, is used as an antitussive drug and has low toxicity in humans and mice. We show that noscapine… (More)
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