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If you have ever seen "The Wizard of Oz" then you've seen the poppy plant. This plant is the source of a group of drugs called opiates. The Latin name for this poppy, Papaver Somniferum, literally means "the poppy that makes you sleepy." This class of drugs has many legitimate medical uses, but it is often abused. Many people find the effects of the opiate narcotics very desirable, and it for this reason that the …

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…controlling pain. If you've ever felt pleasantly relaxed after exercising a lot, that feeling was probably caused by the release of this natural chemical in your brain. The Search Continues There's still a lot that scientists don't know about the effects of opiates on the brain. Maybe someday you will make the next big discovery. Bibliography 8,1¯`°²11º¤æ=¬15«.,¸4 #Planet_Vegeta 15_¸,.»11¬=æ¤8º²°`¯ National Institute on Drug Abuse · National Institutes of Health