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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.
Anesthesia pouch allows children to go home sooner after surgery

Anesthesia pouch allows children to go home sooner after surgery

Medicaid pays for one-third of drug abuse hospitalizations

Medicaid pays for one-third of drug abuse hospitalizations

Acupuncture before and during surgery reduces the need for powerful painkillers

Acupuncture before and during surgery reduces the need for powerful painkillers

Nicotine patch for prostate surgery relief?

Nicotine patch for prostate surgery relief?

How does the opioid system work?

How does the opioid system work?

New guidelines for treating low-back pain

New guidelines for treating low-back pain

Research explains why opioids are thought to be ineffective in people with fibromyalgia

Research explains why opioids are thought to be ineffective in people with fibromyalgia

Warning about dangerous potential of pain drug Fentora

Warning about dangerous potential of pain drug Fentora

Opioid-based pain medications may cause sleep apnea

Opioid-based pain medications may cause sleep apnea

Watson Pharmaceuticals receives FDA approval for generic Duragesic

Watson Pharmaceuticals receives FDA approval for generic Duragesic

Cannabis mouth spray eases pain of cancer patients

Cannabis mouth spray eases pain of cancer patients

Gastroenterologist-directed sedation safe and effective for endoscopic procedures

Gastroenterologist-directed sedation safe and effective for endoscopic procedures

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

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