jar; controlled drug; opium

Made:
1841-1874

Clear glass jar with glass stoper and small paper label. To contain apporximately 10 ounces of narcotine, an alkaloid obtained from opium. It has a midly depressant action upon the cerebral hemispheres. Its effect is similar to that of morphine on sensory cells but is much less marked. Like papaverine it relaxes the tone of plain muscle.

Details

Category:
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Object Number:
A674415
Materials:
glass, stopper, glass
type:
opium
taxonomy:
  • drug
credit:
Wellcome Trust
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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