What Are Opiates?


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Opiates are a medical term for any derivative of the constituents that are found in opium, which itself is derived from the poppy flower. The major opiated found in opium are morphine, codeine, thebaine and papaverine. Drugs such as Heroin and Hydrocone are derived from morphine, coeine and thebaine. Opiates are used to depress the senses and may be used as relaxants in some cases. Some people may also use them as an aphrodisiac but they are largely recreational drugs. The seeds of the poppy flower may also help induce sleep, and is effective with relieving insomnia. Morphine is used as a painkiller especially in serious illnesses like cancer. Heroin is used as a recreational drug and as an aphrodisiac, while derivatives of thebaine are used as an analgesic.
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My dog is very sick and since I'm unemployed now for over 3 years, I cannot take her to the vet.  I actually think it's a cancerous tumor and would like to ease her pain and make her more comfortable if possible.  Can I give her some of the oxycontin from my prescription and if so how much per body weight?  My tablets are just 10 mg....
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Any drug made from poppy such as opium,morphine, etc
Oxycontin, Vicodin, Tylenol#3, Oxycodone, Dilauda, Heroin, Codeine, Morphine, Methadone, Fentanyl, Percocet, Rocicet. Other pain killers, such as illegal drugs, or over the counter drugs as well., Probably many more but these are the most
common. Sorry if I spelled some of these drugs wrong.

Basically any drug that alters the mind.

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