Harvard Catalyst Profiles

Contact, publication, and social network information about Harvard faculty and fellows.

Opium

"Opium" 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.

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 alkaloids, but only a few - MORPHINE; CODEINE; and PAPAVERINE - have clinical significance. Opium has been used as an analgesic, antitussive, antidiarrheal, and antispasmodic.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Opium" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Opium" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 12 publications over 8 distinct years, with a maximum of 3 publications in 2013
To see the data from this visualization as text, click here.
Related Networks
People
Explore
_
Similar Concepts
_
Top Journals 
_
Funded by the NIH/NCATS Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) program, grant number UL1TR001102, and through institutional support from Harvard University, Harvard Medical School, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.