How to use Narcotic in a sentence
Other sedative or narcotic agents may also be used.
Vicodin is an opiod drug (also known as a narcotic) that dulls pain and gives a feeling of euphoria when used.
Many care providers feel it is essential to monitor the baby's heart rate throughout labor and delivery, especially during induced births or in labors where patients have opted for narcotic pain relief.
For example, choosing a narcotic such as Demerol, Stadol or Nubain to help with labor may make your baby sleepy after birth, which can cause some problems transitioning from the womb to the outside.
However, dextromethorphan should not be used in combination with narcotic analgesics such as meperidine or codeine, since dextromethorphan will increase the side effects of the analgesic.Advertisement
In acute mania it acts like hyoscyamine in producing sleep. In large doses stramonium is a narcotic poison producing the wellmarked stages of exaltation of function, diminution of functional activity, and later loss of function, sinking into coma and paralysis.
Morphine and the other opium alkaloids (codeine, narcotine, laudanine, &c.) have two prominent actions - a narcotic followed by a tetanic action.
Even the root, which possesses mildly narcotic properties, is sometimes chewed.
Alder is a mild narcotic that can reduce stress and cheer you up in the form of jam and elderflower cordial etc!
Whether you have several years of sobriety under your belt, or are just trying to piece together ninety meetings in ninety days, saying no when a family member offers you a beer or a narcotic can be quite a battle.Advertisement
The Addiction Medical Group Inc. (AMGI) offers Rapidly Accelerated Narcotic Detoxification (a.k.a. ultrarapid opiate detoxification) to people who are chemically dependent on opiates.
It became a controlled substance in 1914 under the Harrison Narcotic Act and was illegal even for doctors to prescribe in 1919.
Individuals who have a prescription drug addiction or a serious addiction to a dangerous narcotic like cocaine or heroin, however, should consult a physician to explore the different options.
For PLMS, doctors may prescribe anti-seizure medications, sleeping pills, or narcotic painkillers, the same drugs that are used to treat restless leg syndrome.
Thus, these patients may safely be treated with narcotic analgesics without concern for their addictive potential, or NSAIDs with only limited concern for their ulcerogenic (ulcer-causing) risks.Advertisement
Drugs and doses should be adjusted based on observation of healing rate, switching patients from high to low doses and from narcotic analgesics to non-narcotics when circumstances permit.
This applies to both the narcotic and non-narcotic analgesics.
In the case of narcotic analgesics this means the addiction potential, as well as respiratory depression and constipation.
The narcotic analgesics, also termed opioids, are all derived from opium.
The narcotic analgesics vary in potency, but all are effective in treatment of visceral pain when used in adequate doses.Advertisement
For example, narcotic analgesics should usually be avoided in patients with a history of substance abuse but may be fully appropriate in patients with cancer pain.
Narcotic analgesics may be contraindicated in patients with poor respiratory function.
The primary adverse effects of the narcotic analgesics are addiction, constipation, and poor respiratory function.
Because narcotic analgesics stimulate the production of enzymes that cause the metabolism of these drugs, patients on narcotics for a prolonged period may require increasing doses.
Narcotic analgesics should be used with care when taken in combination with drugs that inhibit respirations, such as the benzodiazepines.Advertisement
Regarding narcotics, although addiction is a concern when narcotic analgesics are used, this concern is not a problem when the medications are given appropriately.
Medicinal-caused by some drugs, including narcotic analgesics, iron, and some drugs used in cancer treatment.
One concern that parents may wish to discuss with the doctor, however, is the narcotic medications that are often prescribed to ease the pain that accompanies acute attacks of FMF.
The English word narcotic is derived from the Greek narkotikos, which means "numbing" or "deadening."
When a narcotic medication stimulates these receptor proteins, the person typically experiences intense sensations of euphoria or well-being.
Substances known as narcotic or opioid antagonists are drugs that block the actions of narcotics and are used to reverse the side effects of narcotic abuse or an overdose.
One minor concern that parents may have if the doctor prescribes narcotic medications for their child is that such side effects as constipation or sleepiness are more common and more severe in children younger than 18 years of age.
Far more seriously, narcotic drugs are among those substances used illegally or abused by adolescents.
Pain is usually severe, and narcotic analgesics are the best option for relief.
As narcotic use continues over time, the body becomes accustomed to the drug and adjusts normal functions to accommodate to its presence.
As dosage increases, an individual may become physically dependent on narcotic drugs.
Psychological addiction is a very real and necessary concern in some instances, but it should not interfere with a genuine need for narcotic pain relief.
In some cases, narcotic analgesics are essential for control of childhood pain.
The dangerous principle is a narcotic, and the symptoms are usually great nausea, drowsiness, stupor and pains in the joints.
With some of them, such as chloral and chloroform, the stimulation period is short compared with the narcotic period, while with others, such as ether, the reverse is the case.
But very often refreshment is undoubtedly obtained from such narcotic sleep. It may be supposed that in the latter case the effect of the drug has been to ensure occurrence of that second predisposing factor mentioned above, of that withdrawal of sense impulses from the nerve centres that serves to usher in the state of sleep. In certain conditions it may be well worth while by means of narcotic drugs to close the portals of the senses for the sake of thus obtaining stillness in the chambers of the mind; their enforced quietude may induce a period in which natural rest and repair continue long after the initial unnatural arrest of vitality due to the drug itself has passed away.
Both men and women avoided washing, but there was something of the nature of a vapour bath, with which Herodotus has confused a custom of using the smoke of hemp as a narcotic. The women daubed themselves with a kind of cosmetic paste.
Under one or other of these forms the use of tobacco is more widely spread than is that of any other narcotic or stimulant.
Idiosyncrasy plays a considerable part in determining the effects, some people being particularly susceptible; death has occurred in five minutes from the appearance of the first symptoms, but when a narcotic has been administered at the same time as the poison the development is proportionately slow.
The patient who has swallowed a toxic or lethal dose of laudanum, for instance, usually passes at once into the narcotic state, without any prior excitement.
In morphine, on the higher animals at least, the narcotic action is very marked, the tetanizing action slightly so; while in thebaine there is little narcotic effect, but a tetanizing action like that of strychnine.