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Opioid Dependence

Opioid Dependence

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Published by: Ayedh Alkhadem on May 18, 2010
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Opioid dependence
Dr Ayedh Alkhadem
 
Classification
Naturally occurring opioids:
Called opiates
opium and morphine
extracted from the plant
Papaver somniferum
(the opium poppy)
Endogenous neuralpolypeptides(endorphin,enkephalins,dynorphin)
 
Semi-synthetic opioids:
a type of chemical synthesis thatuses compounds isolated fromnatural sources (eg, plants) asstarting materials
heroin, oxycodone, oxymorphone,and hydrocodone

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