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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 you need to know about monkeypox

What you need to know about monkeypox

Researchers assess the evidence basis for medications used to treat spine-related pain in older adults

Researchers assess the evidence basis for medications used to treat spine-related pain in older adults

Study uncovers a new, specific target for developing treatments for cocaine addiction

Study uncovers a new, specific target for developing treatments for cocaine addiction

LUCID: music, medicine, and machine learning

LUCID: music, medicine, and machine learning

Data-driven simulation model projects three key strategies that could save many lives from opioid crisis

Data-driven simulation model projects three key strategies that could save many lives from opioid crisis

Kratom: A dangerous or beneficial plant?

Kratom: A dangerous or beneficial plant?

Sobering lessons in untying the knot of a homeless crisis

Sobering lessons in untying the knot of a homeless crisis

Adolescents and young adults less likely to get addiction treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic

Adolescents and young adults less likely to get addiction treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic

Nineteen surgeries over five years. Then they lost their house.

Nineteen surgeries over five years. Then they lost their house.

Upended: How medical debt changed their lives

Upended: How medical debt changed their lives

Flexible model of care can be effective in treating opioid use disorder

Flexible model of care can be effective in treating opioid use disorder

Fentanyl can induce changes similar to autism-like behaviors in young mice

Fentanyl can induce changes similar to autism-like behaviors in young mice

Opioid tapering associated with increased overdose and mental health crisis extending up to 2 years

Opioid tapering associated with increased overdose and mental health crisis extending up to 2 years

Interventional cryoneurolysis can offer hope to patients in persistent pain after traumatic injury

Interventional cryoneurolysis can offer hope to patients in persistent pain after traumatic injury

Manufacturers and suppliers influence how pharmacies buy, distribute opioid prescriptions, study finds

Manufacturers and suppliers influence how pharmacies buy, distribute opioid prescriptions, study finds

Pandemic-era changes to prescribing opioid use disorder treatment improved treatment outcomes

Pandemic-era changes to prescribing opioid use disorder treatment improved treatment outcomes

Researchers receive $1.1 million to study the safety, efficacy of drug combination for chronic pancreatitis

Researchers receive $1.1 million to study the safety, efficacy of drug combination for chronic pancreatitis

Aromatherapy can help control pain and reduce opioid consumption, preliminary study suggests

Aromatherapy can help control pain and reduce opioid consumption, preliminary study suggests

Deadly drug overdose rates among Black people more than doubles in Kentucky

Deadly drug overdose rates among Black people more than doubles in Kentucky

MGH scientists develop a data-driven simulation model to address the rampant opioid crisis

MGH scientists develop a data-driven simulation model to address the rampant opioid crisis