ATC Group: N02AA02 Opium

The World Health Organization's ATC classification organizes medical drugs based on therapeutic properties, chemical composition, and anatomy. It helps make essential medicines readily available globally and is widely used in the pharmaceutical industry.

Position of N02AA02 in the ATC hierarchy

Level Code Title
1 N Nervous system
2 N02 Analgesics
3 N02A Opioids
4 N02AA Natural opium alkaloids
5 N02AA02 Opium

Active ingredients in N02AA02

Active Ingredient Description

Opium alkaloids (opioids and isoquinoline derivatives) induce constipation, euphoria, analgesia and sedation dependent on the dose and derivative. The constipating effect is caused by inhibition of the intestines' peristalsis.