How to use Opiates in a sentence
The clinical features of excessive doses of opiates include coma of varying severity, small pupils and depressed respiration.
As the medical profession grew in expertise and stature, their calls for legal controls on opiates and cocaine became more authoritative.
In a known drug user, sweating, involuntary sniffing and pupillary dilation are helpful physical signs of early withdrawal from opiates.
The evidence that the body's own opiates cause exercise-induced euphoria is even less clear cut.
Instead of accepting dogma, perhaps one ought to think through problems including the problem of prescribing opiates.Advertisement
The woman was wheelchair bound and taking opiates long-term for pain which affected her physical health and general well being.
Drugs of misuse include opiates such as heroin, stimulants such as cocaine and crack, hallucinogens such as LSD, and cannabis.
But Shipman did become a serial murderer and used injected opiates as his method of killing.
In addition, endogenous opiates, endorphins, produced as a defense against pain, may remain in the circulation, producing lethargy.
The decision to offer injectable opiates must take all factors into account for each patient.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.
Certain drug addictions, such as those to some opiates, can be medically treated under a physician's care.
This drug will block the "high" effects of opiates, without risk of addiction to the drug itself.
Naltrexone can also block the effects of morphine, heroin, and other opiates.
It works by blocking the receptors for opiates and preventing the release of dopamine so an addict no longer gets pleasure from the drugs.Advertisement
The medications interfere with the receptors for drugs (usually opiates) in the patient's brain.
Anna Nicole Smith's 2007 death was officially ruled an accidental overdose after toxicology reports found that she had taken eight prescription drugs, such as methadone and other opiates.
Potential poisons in this category include anesthetics (e.g. ether and chloroform), opiates (e.g., morphine and codeine), and barbiturates.
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) lists opiates as common drugs of abuse among teenagers and notes that children as young as 12 may be using narcotics.
Doctors do not recommend detoxifying opiates from a pregnant woman's system because of the severe physical withdrawal symptoms she would experience.Advertisement
In animal studies, prenatal exposure to opiates led to decreased exploration and delayed responses to threatening elements.
Methadone is a synthetic opiate, but it is a safer alternative to staying on heroin or other opiates and it is safer than withdrawing abruptly.
This diet is centered on the theory that children with autism are more likely to have allergies to these proteins and that because they cannot digest gluten and casein, it forms substances that act like opiates in their bodies.
Mental health patients using opiates were more likely to receive substance misuse interventions than patients using other drugs.