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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.
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

Novel research points to promising relief target for chronic pain

Novel research points to promising relief target for chronic pain

Buprenorphine is more effective than clonidine at helping people withdraw from opioids

Buprenorphine is more effective than clonidine at helping people withdraw from opioids

Researchers identify potential targets for more effective analgesic drugs with potentially fewer side effects

Researchers identify potential targets for more effective analgesic drugs with potentially fewer side effects

UV light has "feel-good" effects that may be similar to those of some addictive drugs

UV light has "feel-good" effects that may be similar to those of some addictive drugs

High narcotic use among headache sufferers

High narcotic use among headache sufferers

More training needed to ensure accuracy of urine drug tests

More training needed to ensure accuracy of urine drug tests

New insights into pain mechanisms

New insights into pain mechanisms

Link between eating and pain relief - brain stem blocks pain to protect key behaviors

Link between eating and pain relief - brain stem blocks pain to protect key behaviors

Fentanyl transdermal patch is an effective way to control pain in children

Fentanyl transdermal patch is an effective way to control pain in children

Studies outline dangers of mixing stress, deprivation and tempting foods

Studies outline dangers of mixing stress, deprivation and tempting foods

Evaluation of the efficacy of buprenorphine hydrochloride and clonidine hydrochloride, in detoxification of opioid-dependent teenagers

Evaluation of the efficacy of buprenorphine hydrochloride and clonidine hydrochloride, in detoxification of opioid-dependent teenagers