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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.

ATC Classification

Code
Title
Category
Opium
A Alimentary tract and metabolism → A07 Antidiarrheals, intestinal antiinflammatory/antiinfective agents → A07D Antipropulsives → A07DA Antipropulsives
Opium
N Nervous system → N02 Analgesics → N02A Opioids → N02AA Natural opium alkaloids

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