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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.
PMC to improve potential alternative pain management treatments for NFL players

PMC to improve potential alternative pain management treatments for NFL players

Xylazine can exacerbate the life-threatening effects of opioids, rat study shows

Xylazine can exacerbate the life-threatening effects of opioids, rat study shows

Opioid settlement payouts to localities made public for first time

Opioid settlement payouts to localities made public for first time

Overly restricting opioid use during surgery may be doing more harm than good

Overly restricting opioid use during surgery may be doing more harm than good

Study reveals sharp increase in hospital encounters for benzodiazepine-related toxicity among youth

Study reveals sharp increase in hospital encounters for benzodiazepine-related toxicity among youth

Males are significantly more vulnerable than females to overdose deaths

Males are significantly more vulnerable than females to overdose deaths

Police drug seizures associated with increase in fatal overdoses

Police drug seizures associated with increase in fatal overdoses

Recovery from addiction is a journey. There’s no one-and-done solution.

Recovery from addiction is a journey. There’s no one-and-done solution.

California confronts the threat of ‘tranq’ as overdose crisis rages

California confronts the threat of ‘tranq’ as overdose crisis rages

Understanding factors associated with long-term opioid use in fibromyalgia patients

Understanding factors associated with long-term opioid use in fibromyalgia patients

Fentanyl could be weaponized and used for terroristic mass poisoning

Fentanyl could be weaponized and used for terroristic mass poisoning

New intervention program can help reduce opioid use for chronic pain

New intervention program can help reduce opioid use for chronic pain

Global analysis paints a picture of growing low back pain cases

Global analysis paints a picture of growing low back pain cases

California’s fentanyl problem is getting worse

California’s fentanyl problem is getting worse

Long-term opioid use more common among patients with rheumatic and musculoskeletal conditions

Long-term opioid use more common among patients with rheumatic and musculoskeletal conditions

A rural county’s choice: Use opioid funds to pay off debt, or pay them forward to curb crisis

A rural county’s choice: Use opioid funds to pay off debt, or pay them forward to curb crisis

UArizona Health Sciences researchers seek to improve opioid therapy while decreasing its side effects

UArizona Health Sciences researchers seek to improve opioid therapy while decreasing its side effects

Ketogenic diet's surprising impact on opioid sensitivity and withdrawal

Ketogenic diet's surprising impact on opioid sensitivity and withdrawal

California confronts overdose epidemic among former prison inmates

California confronts overdose epidemic among former prison inmates

Medical cannabis soothes cancer pain

Medical cannabis soothes cancer pain

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