Thebaine

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Class A(UK) Schedule II(US)

Thebaine (paramorphine), its name coming from the Greek Θῆβαι, Thēbai, an ancient city in Upper Egypt, is an opiate alkaloid. A minor constituent of opium, thebaine is chemically similar to both morphine and codeine, but has stimulatory rather than depressant effects, causing convulsions similar to strychnine poisoning at higher doses.[3] Thebaine is not used therapeutically, but as the main alkaloid extracted from Papaver bracteatum, it can be converted industrially into a variety of compounds including oxycodone, oxymorphone, nalbuphine, naloxone, naltrexone, buprenorphine and etorphine.

It is controlled under international law, is listed as a Class A drug under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 in the United Kingdom and is controlled as a Schedule II of the Controlled Substances Act in the United States of America.

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Compote/Kompot/Polish heroin • Diascordium • B & O Supprettes • Dover's powder • Laudanum • Mithridate • Opium • Paregoric • Poppy straw concentrate • Poppy tea • Smoking opium • Theriac

Codeine • Morphine • Oripavine • Pseudomorphine • Thebaine

Pantopon • Papaveretum (Omnopon) • Tetrapon

2-(p-Nitrophenyl)-4-isopropylmorphine  • 14-Hydroxymorphine • 14β-Hydroxymorphine • 2,4-Dinitrophenylmorphine • 6-Methyldihydromorphine • 6-Methylenedihydrodesoxymorphine • 6-Acetyldihydromorphine/6-Monoacetyldihydromorphine • Acetyldihydromorphine • Azidomorphine • Chlornaltrexamine • Chloroxymorphamine • Dihydrodesoxymorphine (Desomorphine) • Dihydromorphine • Ethyldihydromorphine • Hydromorphinol • Methyldesorphine • N-Phenethylnormorphine • Pseudomorphine • RAM-378

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