Opioid receptor

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  • TRAMADEL And Morphine: A Comparative Analysis

    C0MPARING AND CONTRASTING OPIATE ANALGESICS, TRAMADOL AND MORPHINE BMS291 An opioid is defined as “A drug that contains opium, opium derivatives or synthetic drugs that have an opium-like effect.” (Harris, 2010) Morphine is a prototype opioid that is used to treat patients with moderate to severe pain usually associated with postoperative pain or neoplastic disease. (Tiziani, 2010) Morphine produces pharmacological actions such as pain relief, by acting on receptors located on neural cell membranes. (News Medical, 2015) Morphine simulates the actions of endorphins and enkephalins at opioid receptors, (Bryant & Knights, 2011) The capabilities of morphine span further than just the treatment of pain, it can be used to supress an unproductive…

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  • Opioids Research Paper

    Opioids Definition and Classification 1. Definition It is important to distinguish between opium, opiate and opioid. According to Vallejo et al. (2011, page E343), opium is a natural extract from the opium poppy, whereas opiates and opioids are its derivatives. Natural alkaloids derived of opium are generally called opiates, whereas opioids (opium-like) can be either natural or synthetic. The most common known opioids are morphine, codeine, fentanyl, hydrocodone, oxycodone, etc. (Vallejo et al.,…

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  • Drug Addiction Essay

    These opioid receptors are found in the cortex, amygdala, hypothalamus, thalamus, hippocampus, and the peripheral sensory neurons. Brain parts like these are affected because they are involved in emotion, memory, hormone production, sensory processes like seeing or smelling, and communication between the brain and the body. When heroin is used, all of these functions are disrupted. Other physical effects include dry mouth and a decrease in heart rate and blood circulation. This would cause less…

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  • Analgesic Effects Of Tramadol And Morphine

    Morphine is an opioid where as Tramadol is not an opioid but still binds into the opioid receptor and produces the same effect as an opioid would, if medication is strengthened. Both tramadol (oral) and morphine (oral) are commonly used for pain management. While tramadol is used to treat moderate pain, morphine is used for moderate to severe nociceptive pain, such as pain due to surgery, trauma or cancer. Evidence suggests that tramadol can ease opioid withdrawal, therefore it cannot be abused…

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  • Opioid Overdose Research Paper

    Opioids are psychoactive substances derived from the opium poppy, or their synthetic analogues. They are natural, semisynthetic or synthetic narcotic drugs used as painkiller such as morphine, meth or methadone, oxycodone, fentanyl, hydrocodone, codeine, hydromorphone and buprenorphine. They are legal only when prescribed. Opioid overdose (OOD) occurs by accident or on purpose. OOD depresses central nervous and respiratory systems leading to drowsiness, slow breathing, pinpoint pupils, bluish…

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  • Cultivation Theory

    American life, so much so its protection was included within the Bill of Rights. Not only is news media a means of transmitting information, it can strengthen a society, shape opinions, enrich one’s knowledge, and serves as a backbone of democracy by ensuring the public is apprised on topics of national concern. One such topic of concern within our society is the nation’s opioid epidemic. Lives are being lost at an alarming rate, state and local governments are scrambling to address the issue…

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  • The Parallel Terms Of The Drug Heroin

    Upon entering the brain, enzymes convert heroin back into morphine. Once in morphine form, it quickly binds to the opioid receptors in the brain. This binding action triggers sensations of pain relief and even euphoria – which are more intense than the sensations produced by the body’s own endorphins binding to these receptors. The duplication of endorphins slows down the nervous system and stops the production of the neurotransmitter. When the drug wears off, there is no protection against any…

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  • Opioids Case Study

    Opioids can cause respiratory depression that can progress to death and this can occur in multiple ways. First, opioids are known to act directly on the medulla and pons, which are critical areas for respiration specifically involved in rhythm generation (Pattison, 2008). Additionally, Opioids effect in the brainstem appears to be linked to their ability to interfere with chemoreception in key respiratory areas (medulla and pons) (Pattison, 2008). For example, there is strong evidence that…

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  • Advantages And Disadvantages Of Sublingual Mucosa

    patients. Also, smoking patients may have low absorption by the sublingual route because smoking increases vasoconstriction of blood vessels and decreases the drug absorption. Many classes of drugs are used the sublingual route. One of them is pain medications/opioids. Since sublingual formation has a rapid onset, sublingual pain medications/opioids are useful for breakthrough pain control. Many studies were performed in order to find bioavailability of sublingual opioids. Studies had some…

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  • Chasing Heroin Essay

    Cari was prescribed Vicodin after the birth of her second child and when the prescription ran out she wanted more. This became a vicious cycle and after lies and persistence she was prescribed 3 to 400 pills a month by doctors. This behavior eventually caught up with Cari and when she presented her problem with her doctor he belittled her and made her feel foolish for not understanding the risks of pain medications. With no help from her doctor, Cari who was now addicted to opioids had moved on…

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