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Opioid Medications

  • Stephen Kishner
  • Juliet P. Tran

Abstract

Opioids are a group of compounds that interact at the opioid receptors that are primarily used acute and chronic pain relief. There are many different opioids that differ in their mode of action, duration of action, abuse potential, adverse effects, route of administration, and potency.

Keywords

Opioids Narcotics Morphine 

Abbreviations

CNCP

Chronic non-cancerous pain

COT

Chronic opioid therapy

ECGs

Electrocardiograms

ER

Extended release

GABA

Gamma-aminobutyric acid

IR

Immediate release

MHRA

Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency

QTc

Rate corrected QT

SL

Sublingual

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Physical Medicine and RehabilitationLouisiana State University School of Medicine, New OrleansNew OrleansUSA
  2. 2.Department of Family MedicineEast Jefferson General HospitalMetairieUSA

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