Kratom and Other Mitragynines: The Chemistry and Pharmacology of Opioids from a Non-Opium Source

1st Edition

Robert B. Raffa

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CRC Press
Published October 29, 2014
Reference - 366 Pages
ISBN 9780429171772 - CAT# KE84630

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Summary

Opioids such as morphine, codeine, and oxycodone are extracts or analogs isolated from a single source: the opium poppy. For a long time, it was believed to be nature's only source of opioids. But it now appears that biological diversity has evolved an alternative source of opioid compounds-those derived from the plant Mitragyna speciosa. This plan

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