Narcotic Abuse: Effects and Treatment

Abd Razak, Dzulkifli (1996) Narcotic Abuse: Effects and Treatment. The Sun.

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THE TERM NARCOTIC REFERS TO opium and opium derivates or synthetic substitutes. narcotics are also generally called opiates or opiods. Opium comes from the poppy plant Papavar somniferum. The milky fluid that oozes from incisions in the unripe seedpod of the plant are scraped by hand and airdried to produce opium gum. A more modern method of harvesting is through the industrial poppy straw process of extracting alkaloids from mature dried plants. The extract may be in liquid, solid or powder form. Most poppy straw concentrates made available commercially is a fine brownish powder with a distinct odour.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > HV5800-5840 Drug habits. Drug abuse
Divisions: Koleksi Naib Canselor (Vice Chancellor Collection) > Profesor Tan Sri Dato' Dzulkifli Abdul Razak > Newspaper Clippings
Depositing User: Mr Noorazilan Noordin
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2017 09:08
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2017 09:08

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