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"Narcotics" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Agents that induce NARCOSIS. This term is considered outdated due to imprecision but continues to be widely used. Originally, agents that caused somnolence or induced sleep (STUPOR); now, any derivative, natural or synthetic, of OPIUM or MORPHINE or any substance that has their effects. Narcotics are potent inducers of ANALGESIA and OPIOID-RELATED DISORDERS.

This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Narcotics" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Narcotics" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 238 publications over 30 distinct years, with a maximum of 17 publications in 1996
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