One important thing for the Opioids is that they are not the only drug compounds which are used for the relief of the pain. There are several different types of analgesics which will do the job which including Aspirin which I am going to talk in details in the Nerve drugs chapter. However, all of these compounds are operated by different types of mechanisms. And different types of them will duel with different types of pain.
The first Opioid is taken out from the Opium- the sticky white liquid which obtained from the opium poppy. Opium should be one of the oldest medicine which is used to bring the humanity to the human and kill all the myriad afflictions. Because Opium can bring so much pleasure to ourselves as a human therefore it soon became really popular in Europe, also a lot of famous authors between the 18th century and 19th century are well known as taking the Drug-Opium in a daily basis. Smoke Opium was not only happened in the UK and Europe but also became widespread all around the world, and one of the most affected countries is China.
This is the history of the Opium. Now let us look at Morphine which plays an important role in the Opium drugs...
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