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(pă-pā'vĕr, pă-pav'er),
A genus of plants, one species of which, Papaver somniferum (family Papaveraceae), furnishes opium.
Synonym(s): poppy
[L. poppy]


Any of the several plants of the genus Papaver. Opium is obtained from the juice of the unripe pods of Papaver somniferum.


n Latin names:
Papaver somniferum, Papaver bracteatum; part used: seeds; uses: diarrhea, sedative, antitussive, smooth muscle relaxant; analgesic; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, children, addiction, CNS depression, respiratory depression, overdose. Also called
great scarlet poppy, opium poppy, poppyseed, or
thebaine poppy.


member of the plant family Papaveraceae. Includes the genera Papaver, Chelidonium and Argemone.

poppy (horticultural)
see papaversomniferum.
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Poppy plant extract doses causes longer seizure duration that the most effective dose is 50 mg/kg mice, which have increased seizure duration up to 198 1275 seconds, comparable to dose of 500 mg/kg of rosemary extract [2].
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The Australian poppy industry utilizes the Concentrated Poppy Straw process, which processes the dry poppy plant material 'poppy straw' for use in the production of codeine and thebaine.
In 2015, for instance, a meagre 1 per cent of farms growing poppy plants were destroyed by the Afghan Special Narcotics Force (ASNF), a dedicated authority funded by the US government to carry out counter-narcotics operations in Afghanistan.
The police or military immediately eradicate coca or poppy plants when discovered, although nearly all poppy plants are wild and not cultivated for heroin production.
TeleSUR reported a war recently broke out in Sinaloa between drug traffickers attempting to take over a mountainous region where marijuana and poppy plants are cultivated.