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An opioid is a chemical that works by binding to opioid receptors, which are found principally in the central nervous system and the gastrointestinal tract. The receptors in these two organ systems mediate both the beneficial effects and the side effects of opioids.
Compound from snail's venom may offer alternative to opioids for pain relief

Compound from snail's venom may offer alternative to opioids for pain relief

Study shines light on pervasiveness of unsafely stored opioids in homes with children

Study shines light on pervasiveness of unsafely stored opioids in homes with children

New research reveals brain chemistry involved in human bonding

New research reveals brain chemistry involved in human bonding

Study finds sharp rise in number of older Americans taking multiple brain-affecting drugs

Study finds sharp rise in number of older Americans taking multiple brain-affecting drugs

ACA urges patients to try non-drug approaches for back pain relief before taking NSAIDs

ACA urges patients to try non-drug approaches for back pain relief before taking NSAIDs

Poor and less-educated older Americans more likely to suffer from chronic pain, research shows

Poor and less-educated older Americans more likely to suffer from chronic pain, research shows

New article highlights prevalence of nonmedical prescription drug use among young people

New article highlights prevalence of nonmedical prescription drug use among young people

Common drugs for treating back pain provide little benefit, research reveals

Common drugs for treating back pain provide little benefit, research reveals

New position statement offers recommendations for physicians on prevention of diabetic neuropathy

New position statement offers recommendations for physicians on prevention of diabetic neuropathy

Researchers discover that existing anti-gout drug can reduce severity of opioid withdrawal symptoms

Researchers discover that existing anti-gout drug can reduce severity of opioid withdrawal symptoms

Brain response patterns to rewards may be influenced by gene variants affecting pain sensitivity

Brain response patterns to rewards may be influenced by gene variants affecting pain sensitivity

SCS therapy can be key to reducing use of opioids in patients battling chronic pain, study finds

SCS therapy can be key to reducing use of opioids in patients battling chronic pain, study finds

Analgesic effects of opioids can be mediated via immune cells

Analgesic effects of opioids can be mediated via immune cells

OHSU research suggests avenue for developing non-addictive treatments for chronic pain

OHSU research suggests avenue for developing non-addictive treatments for chronic pain

Risky opioid prescribing rates drop after new VA initiative, study finds

Risky opioid prescribing rates drop after new VA initiative, study finds

New study reveals significant use of indoor tanning among sexual-minority adolescent boys

New study reveals significant use of indoor tanning among sexual-minority adolescent boys

Psychiatric and behavioral conditions are important risk factors for long-term opioid use

Psychiatric and behavioral conditions are important risk factors for long-term opioid use

Gulf Breeze Recovery underscores importance of high-quality programs for treating opioid addiction

Gulf Breeze Recovery underscores importance of high-quality programs for treating opioid addiction

OPERA study evaluates patient perceptions of pain treatment with use of transdermal formulations

OPERA study evaluates patient perceptions of pain treatment with use of transdermal formulations

Opioid users treated in compulsory drug detention centre more likely to relapse, study shows

Opioid users treated in compulsory drug detention centre more likely to relapse, study shows