specimen dish; controlled drug; cocaine

Made:
1901-1940

Sample dish containing examples of dried coca leaves. Coca is the dried leaves of the erythroxylum coca or the erythroxylum truxillense (erythroxilaceae). Coca was formerly used for its stimulant action and for the relief of gastric, nausea and but it has no place in modern medicine (Martindale 34th ed 2005). The derivative is cocaine which has local anesthetic properties but is no longer used due to issues with abuse. Dish is sealed.

Details

Category:
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Object Number:
A626834
Materials:
container, glass, drug, plant material
type:
specimen dish
taxonomy:
  • drug
credit:
Wellcome Trust

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