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"Narcotics" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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Agents that induce NARCOSIS. This term is considered outdated due to imprecision but continues to be widely used. Originally, agents that caused somnolence or induced sleep (STUPOR); now, any derivative, natural or synthetic, of OPIUM or MORPHINE or any substance that has their effects. Narcotics are potent inducers of ANALGESIA and OPIOID-RELATED DISORDERS.

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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Narcotics" by people in this website by year, and whether "Narcotics" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 57 publications over 29 distinct years, with a maximum of 4 publications in 1995 and 1998 and 2007
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