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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.
Researchers find an increasing need for palliative care across Greater China

Researchers find an increasing need for palliative care across Greater China

Research finds one-third of students misusing prescription opioids tend to use heroin later

Research finds one-third of students misusing prescription opioids tend to use heroin later

Study points out key variations in hospice transitions and experiences

Study points out key variations in hospice transitions and experiences

Epidural analgesia during childbirth does not increase infant's risk of developing autism

Epidural analgesia during childbirth does not increase infant's risk of developing autism

Study examines the pharmacogenomics of opioid addiction

Study examines the pharmacogenomics of opioid addiction

Study: Cannabis seldom serves as substitute for non-medical opioids

Study: Cannabis seldom serves as substitute for non-medical opioids

Researcher receives NIH award to explore effect of women's hormones on postpartum opioid relapse

Researcher receives NIH award to explore effect of women's hormones on postpartum opioid relapse

Older adults use cannabis for medical purposes, study finds

Older adults use cannabis for medical purposes, study finds

Two Penn Medicine researchers selected for prestigious NIH Director's Awards

Two Penn Medicine researchers selected for prestigious NIH Director's Awards

New guidelines reduce number of opioid pills prescribed to patients after surgery

New guidelines reduce number of opioid pills prescribed to patients after surgery

Cannabinoids can contribute to negative respiratory health events in older adults with COPD

Cannabinoids can contribute to negative respiratory health events in older adults with COPD

Health on wheels: Tricked-out RVs deliver addiction treatment to rural communities

Health on wheels: Tricked-out RVs deliver addiction treatment to rural communities

New book sheds light on addiction to psychoactive drugs

New book sheds light on addiction to psychoactive drugs

Middle-aged people report more pain than older Americans, study finds

Middle-aged people report more pain than older Americans, study finds

Type 1 diabetes is associated with increased risk of falls

Type 1 diabetes is associated with increased risk of falls

UM receives $33.4 million for development and clinical trials of opioid vaccines

UM receives $33.4 million for development and clinical trials of opioid vaccines

Researchers design transdisciplinary course to prepare future clinicians in opioid crisis

Researchers design transdisciplinary course to prepare future clinicians in opioid crisis

Study: Significant proportion of older dental patients inappropriately prescribed opioids

Study: Significant proportion of older dental patients inappropriately prescribed opioids

Regular cannabis use does not appear to increase pain sensitivity, study suggests

Regular cannabis use does not appear to increase pain sensitivity, study suggests

FDA issues warning letters to website operators for illegally selling opioids online

FDA issues warning letters to website operators for illegally selling opioids online