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Opium Poppy: Botany, Chemistry, and Pharmacology

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Here is an in-depth examination of the opium poppy—the first medicinal plant known to mankind. In Opium Poppy: Botany, Chemistry, and Pharmacology, author L. D. Kapoor provides readers with a comprehensive resource on poppy production from seed to alkaloid. He explores the opium poppy's origin, distribution, chemistry, and uses and abuses from ancient civilizations through the present day. He covers plant and seed production and crop improvement and explores in detail the chemical and pharmaceutical by-products of the opium poppy. The book begins with a historical overview of the origin and use of opium poppy in ancient civilizations such as Greece, Egypt, and Mesopotamia. Chapters that follow contain detailed information on: botanical studiescytogenics and plant breedingagronomy, including insect and pest control measuresphysiological and anatomical studieschemical and pharmacological aspects of opium alkaloidsbiosynthesis and physiology of opium alkaloidsthe occurrence and role of alkaloids in plantsthe evaluation of analgesic actions of morphine in various pain models in experimental animalsOpium Poppy: Botany, Chemistry, and Pharmacology is a useful reference for professionals and students of pharmacy, botany, chemistry, medicine, and pharmacology who need a better overall understanding of this ancient plant and its (potential) modern usage.
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Here is an in-depth examination of the opium poppy--the first medicinal plant known to mankind. In Opium Poppy: Botany, Chemistry, and Pharmacology, author L. D. Kapoor provides readers with a comprehensive resource on poppy production from seed to alkaloid. He explores the opium poppy?s origin, distribution, chemistry, and uses and abuses from ancient civilizations through the present day. He covers plant and seed production and crop improvement and explores in detail the chemical and pharmaceutical by-products of the opium poppy. The book begins with a historical overview of the origin and use of opium poppy in ancient civilizations such as Greece, Egypt, and Mesopotamia.
Chapters that follow contain detailed information on:botanical studiescytogenics and plant breedingagronomy, including insect and pest control measuresphysiological and anatomical studieschemical and pharmacological aspects of opium alkaloidsbiosynthesis and physiology of opium alkaloidsthe occurrence and role of alkaloids in plantsthe evaluation of analgesic actions of morphine in various pain models in experimental animals Opium Poppy: Botany, Chemistry, and Pharmacology is a useful reference for professionals and students of pharmacy, botany, chemistry, medicine, and pharmacology who need a better overall understanding of this ancient plant and its (potential) modern usage.
ContentsForeword * Preface * Introduction * Botanical Studies * Cytology and Genetic Studies * Agronomical Studies * Physiological Studies * Anatomical Studies * Constitution of Amphicribal Vascular Bundles in Capsule * Chemical and Pharmacological Aspects of Opium Alkaloids * Biosynthesis and Physiology of Opium Alkaloids * Occurrence and Role of Alkaloids in Plants * Evaluation of Analgesic Actions of Morphine in Various Pain Models in Experimental Animals * Index
Author
L.D. Kapoor
Short Title
OPIUM POPPY
Publisher
CRC Press
Language
English
ISBN-10
0789002027
ISBN-13
9780789002020
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Year
1995
Publication Date
1995-01-31
Imprint
Haworth Press Inc
Subtitle
Botany, Chemistry and Pharmacology
DEWEY
583.35
Place of Publication
Binghamton
Country of Publication
United States
Pages
352
Illustrations
black & white illustrations
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