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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.
National study to treat addiction to prescription pain medications

National study to treat addiction to prescription pain medications

Pain management is a fundamental human right

Pain management is a fundamental human right

First comprehensive description of sleep and wake patterns of cancer patients using continuous polysomnography

First comprehensive description of sleep and wake patterns of cancer patients using continuous polysomnography

AMPAKINE drugs may provide protection from drug-induced respiratory depression

AMPAKINE drugs may provide protection from drug-induced respiratory depression

JRRD releases issue on pain

JRRD releases issue on pain

New gene therapy can nearly eliminate arthritis pain

New gene therapy can nearly eliminate arthritis pain

Caring for the sick now a public health priority for developing countries

Caring for the sick now a public health priority for developing countries

Drug abuse in the U.S. not confined to minority groups

Drug abuse in the U.S. not confined to minority groups

Research paves the way for new therapies designed to manage heart disease in older population

Research paves the way for new therapies designed to manage heart disease in older population

New theory of addiction as a disease of learning and memory

New theory of addiction as a disease of learning and memory

First large-scale study to assess treatment for prescription drug addiction

First large-scale study to assess treatment for prescription drug addiction

Use of stimulant drugs may be linked to a higher risk for stroke

Use of stimulant drugs may be linked to a higher risk for stroke

Promising new pain-killing drug

Promising new pain-killing drug

Morphine for euthanasia is a myth

Morphine for euthanasia is a myth

Epidurals affect how successful breastfeeding will be

Epidurals affect how successful breastfeeding will be

Prescription drugs rather than heroin the drug of choice in Canada

Prescription drugs rather than heroin the drug of choice in Canada

New guidelines for nausea and vomiting

New guidelines for nausea and vomiting

Treating battlefield injuries and pain in veterans from Afghanistan and Iraq

Treating battlefield injuries and pain in veterans from Afghanistan and Iraq

Increasing deaths from opioid analgesics in the United States

Increasing deaths from opioid analgesics in the United States

Increasing deaths from opioid analgesics in the United States

Increasing deaths from opioid analgesics in the United States