L&S C30T Lec16 - L&S C30T Drugs in the Brain Lecture 16...

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L&S C30T Drugs in the Brain Lecture 16: Opium Papaver somniferum opium poppy Produces sleep Flowers during summertime Schedule 2 Controlled substance Originated in Mediterranean region Eschscholzia californica California Poppy used in herbal medicine known it has very interesting molecules Opium pods Have slits made to extract opium from them Main effects of Opium Analgesia = numbing of pain Anxiolytic= numbing of psychic pain Sedations, dream-like mental state Cough suppression No better cough medicine All contemporary cough medicines have opium derivatives Decreased intestinal mobility Pupil constriction Routes of administration of opium Oral/digestive Mekonium chopped up poppy seed pods in water Mekon in Greek = poppy Smoking Developed in asia after the introduction of tobacco smoking “I possess a secret remedy which I call laudanum and which is superior to all other heroic remedies” ==Paracelsus (1493-1541) Laudanum now means alcohol solution of Opium Mrs. Winslows Soothing Syrup contained alcohol extracted opium Opium smoking paraphernalia Thomas de Quincey 1785-1859 Confessions of an English Opium Eater (1821) Book full of poetic prose Samuel Taylor Coleridge 1772-1834 Kubla Khan Written in 1797 First published in 1816
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