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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.
What is the effect of preferred music on pain thresholds?

What is the effect of preferred music on pain thresholds?

Some addiction treatment centers turn big profits by scaling back care

Some addiction treatment centers turn big profits by scaling back care

Buprenorphine-involved overdose deaths did not increase after implementation of prescribing flexibilities

Buprenorphine-involved overdose deaths did not increase after implementation of prescribing flexibilities

Research provides a comprehensive structural framework to design safer pain-relieving drugs

Research provides a comprehensive structural framework to design safer pain-relieving drugs

Study: Almost a third of patients with chronic pain use cannabis

Study: Almost a third of patients with chronic pain use cannabis

Low-cost intervention can make a difference to America's deadly overdose epidemic

Low-cost intervention can make a difference to America's deadly overdose epidemic

Postoperative restrictive opioid protocols reduce long-term opioid use

Postoperative restrictive opioid protocols reduce long-term opioid use

NY docs are now required to prescribe naloxone to some patients on opioid painkillers

NY docs are now required to prescribe naloxone to some patients on opioid painkillers

Targeting Piezo2 could provide new avenue for treating chronic pain related to gastrointestinal disorders

Targeting Piezo2 could provide new avenue for treating chronic pain related to gastrointestinal disorders

Brief roundup of research done by experts at UCLA Health

Brief roundup of research done by experts at UCLA Health

HIV outbreak persists as officials push back against containment efforts

HIV outbreak persists as officials push back against containment efforts

New chemical compound shows promise to reverse effects of potentially deadly drugs

New chemical compound shows promise to reverse effects of potentially deadly drugs

New project on ultrasound device for treatment of neuropathic pain to receive NIH funding

New project on ultrasound device for treatment of neuropathic pain to receive NIH funding

People with cocaine- and opioid-use disorders infected with COVID-19 have greater risk of endocarditis

People with cocaine- and opioid-use disorders infected with COVID-19 have greater risk of endocarditis

Study shows benefits of decreasing opioid refills for hip and knee arthroplasty patients

Study shows benefits of decreasing opioid refills for hip and knee arthroplasty patients

Study finds spike in endocarditis among patients with cocaine or opioid use disorder from 2011 to 2022

Study finds spike in endocarditis among patients with cocaine or opioid use disorder from 2011 to 2022

In rural America, deadly costs of opioids outweigh the dollars tagged to address them

In rural America, deadly costs of opioids outweigh the dollars tagged to address them

Concrete steps for screening, detection and treatment of adolescent substance use

Concrete steps for screening, detection and treatment of adolescent substance use

Drug overdose deaths reach a record high among pregnant and postpartum women, study reveals

Drug overdose deaths reach a record high among pregnant and postpartum women, study reveals

Study examines whether cortisone-like medicine can reduce pain after total knee arthroplasty

Study examines whether cortisone-like medicine can reduce pain after total knee arthroplasty