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Narcotic (Overview)

A natural or synthetic alkaloid compound that has morphine-like qualities. Other examples are codeine, heroin, Meperidine (demerol). They are classified based on their intrinsic activity & where they interact in the central nervous system. They are involved in pain transmission and other physiological functions..


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What are narcotics?

What are narcotics?

Strictly speaking: Narcotics are any medications that cause sedation. We typically use this term specifically with opiates like morphine and demerol (meperidine hydrochloride). ...Read more

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Narcotic (Overview)

A natural or synthetic alkaloid compound that has morphine-like qualities. Other examples are codeine, heroin, Meperidine (demerol). They are classified based on their intrinsic activity & where they interact in the central nervous system. They are involved in pain transmission and other physiological functions..


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What are narcotics made of?

Opioids: Most narcotics are a derivative of opium in one way or another. ...Read more

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Can prescribed narcotics be bad for you ?

Yes: They can be harmful. There are risks with any treatment or medication. Risks of opioids (narcotics) are tolerance, dependence, addiction, decreased immune function, decreased testosterone levels, breathing problems, and death. Opioid related deaths now outnumber deaths related to cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamines combined. It's a serious issue in the US, as our prescriptions rate has skyrocket. ...Read more

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How long will narcotics stay in your system?

How long will narcotics stay in your system?

Depends on the drug: Different drugs have different rates that the body can eliminate them from the body. The common measurement for this is "half life, " which describes the average time needed for the body to eliminate one-half of the current level of drug circulating in the body (it is always an estimate because people differ in their liver's capacity to metabolize different drugs). ...Read more

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What are some of the most common narcotic drugs?

What are some of the most common narcotic drugs?

Narcotic drugs: Firstly the use of therm narcotics implies illegality. The proper term is opioid medication. Most common are morphine derived ( hydro morphine, oxymorons etcc), Codeine derived(hydro condone, oxycodone etc, ), fentanyl products, burprenorphine, methadone. ...Read more

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Does teasalon have the same effect as a narcotic?

Does teasalon have the same effect as a narcotic?

Similar: Both are cough suppressants. Narcotics block the cough reflex, whereas tessalon is more of a topical anesthetic. Both are effective, and can be used together. ...Read more