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Opiates Mechanism

-inhibit transfer of info btwn sensory neurons and ascending neuron (to brain)


-also in parts of the brain

Opiate Receptors

-Mu (µ)


-Kappa (K)


-Delta (δ)

Opiate Major Effects

-CNS (analgesia, sedation, euphoria, pupillary constriction)


-Respiratory Depression


-Cough suppressant


-Vasodilation


-Decrease GI motility, absorption, bile secretion


-Bladder wall relaxation


-Decrease Uterine Contractions

Detection of Opiate Addiction

-use opiate receptor antagonist to initiate withdrawal




-Naloxone


-Naltrexone

Opiate Overdose Triad of Signs

-Pinpoint pupils


-Respiratory depression


-Coma

Opiate Overdose non-triad symptoms

-Hypothermia


-Skeletal Muscle Flaccidity


-Convulsions