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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.
Mobile apps and wearables show promise in easing mental health symptoms during therapy wait times

Mobile apps and wearables show promise in easing mental health symptoms during therapy wait times

Study identifies a new way to make opioids safer

Study identifies a new way to make opioids safer

Marine fungus-derived aniquinazolin B could be a potential opioid alternative

Marine fungus-derived aniquinazolin B could be a potential opioid alternative

Breakthrough biosensors illuminate opioid dynamics in the brain

Breakthrough biosensors illuminate opioid dynamics in the brain

New research aims to help lessen the risk of opioid misuse and overdose

New research aims to help lessen the risk of opioid misuse and overdose

Lifesaving drugs and police projects mark first use of opioid settlement cash in California

Lifesaving drugs and police projects mark first use of opioid settlement cash in California

Study finds early, unnecessary opioid prescriptions for teen surgery

Study finds early, unnecessary opioid prescriptions for teen surgery

Light-activated drugs: A revolutionary approach in neuropathic pain treatment

Light-activated drugs: A revolutionary approach in neuropathic pain treatment

Study pinpoints brain area critical to oxycodone relapse prevention

Study pinpoints brain area critical to oxycodone relapse prevention

UCLA study finds insomnia drug suvorexant prevents opioid addiction in mice

UCLA study finds insomnia drug suvorexant prevents opioid addiction in mice

Military women and female family members face higher risks of chronic pain

Military women and female family members face higher risks of chronic pain

Novel compound amplifies naloxone's power to reverse overdoses

Novel compound amplifies naloxone's power to reverse overdoses

Single-cell profiling of lateral septum neurons reveals LSEsr1's role in METH addiction

Single-cell profiling of lateral septum neurons reveals LSEsr1's role in METH addiction

Researchers identify potential drugs that make naloxone more potent and longer lasting

Researchers identify potential drugs that make naloxone more potent and longer lasting

Touch sensitivity deteriorates with age only in regions of the body with hairless skin

Touch sensitivity deteriorates with age only in regions of the body with hairless skin

Pain doesn’t belong on a scale of zero to 10

Pain doesn’t belong on a scale of zero to 10

Implementing patient-centered palliative care may help improve quality of life for people with heart disease

Implementing patient-centered palliative care may help improve quality of life for people with heart disease

Challenging the chronic brain disease model of addiction

Challenging the chronic brain disease model of addiction

KFF Health News' 'What the Health?': SCOTUS ruling strips power from federal health agencies

KFF Health News' 'What the Health?': SCOTUS ruling strips power from federal health agencies

Major surgical procedures driving postoperative opioid dispensing in pediatric and adult patients

Major surgical procedures driving postoperative opioid dispensing in pediatric and adult patients

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