Posted by Couver (22.214.171.124) on December 02, 2001 at 12:50:52:
In Reply to: Is it me, am I ignorant? Aspirin is an OPIATE??? posted by annemarie on December 02, 2001 at 10:17:26:
Aspirin is, among other things, an anodyne, a pain-reliever. It is *not* an opiate.
Opiates were originally sap from the opium poppy: opium and its alkaloid derivatives eg, morphine, Dilaudid, codeine. Many opiates are now semi- or completely synthetic.
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