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Can you smoke opiates?

Can you smoke opiates?

Yes: Opiate Dens are still common in some parts of the world? Smoking opiates is generally, however, good evidence for having a serious opioid use disorder. This is a life threatening disease! Help is indicated. Continue to seek help and input. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Pollard
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Opiates (Definition)

Opiates are a type of drug including pain medicines like morphine and ...Read more


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How do I get opiate rx?

See doctor: Opioids are used to treat pain. If you have pain see your doctor. ...Read more

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What drugs are opiates ?

What drugs are opiates ?

Narcs: Narcotic is a legal term, relating to schedule 1 meds (marijuana, heroin, pcp, lsd etc). Opiate means a naturally occurring alkaloid derived from the opium poppy (codeine, morphine, thebaine). Opioid is any semisynthetic med which binds the same opioid receptors as the opiates (hydrocodone, oxycodone, fentanyl, etc). ...Read more

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How can opiates affect the body?

Opiates effect: hey block narcotic receptors on CNS and spinal cord.one can have relife of pain .one can have side effect like constipation and vomting and euphria ...Read more

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How do opiates work in the body?

Opioid receptors: We make our OWN opioids - endorphins/enkephalins and others - and they act on receptors that cause the release of neurotransmitters in certain brain areas responsible for energy, euphoria, pain relief and other actions. Natural opioids (morphine, codeine), semisynthetics (oxycodone, hydrocodone etc) and synthetics (methadone, fentanyl etc.) act on the same receptors, of which there are 5 subtypes ...Read more

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Do opiates cause loss of appitie ?

Do opiates cause loss of appitie ?

Opiods: Opioids most certainly can lead to loss of appetite. Much depends on your personal pharmacodynamic response but in general opioids can less to decreased gastric/intestinal motility and constipation which could certainly lead to decreased appetite. This is in addition to the other reasons you would see in an opioid addiction setting. ...Read more

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Which drugs are considered opiates?

Drugs derived from: the opium or poppy plant are officially opiates, and these include morphine, codeine, and papaverine, and semi-synthetics such as dihydrocodeine, hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone, hydromorphone and several others. "Opioids" are drugs that also act on the opiate receptors but are chemically different - methadone, fentanyl, demerol, (meperidine hydrochloride) darvon and many others. Endorphins/enkephalins are opioids. ...Read more

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What's the strongest opiate ever made?

Maybe carfentanil: Carfentanyl, lofentanyl are synthetic opiates that have some applications in veterinary medicine, such as with very large animals. The potency is aligned with its exceptionally high affinity for the opiate receptor. Not available for humans. ...Read more

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How do opiates block sensations of pain?

Mechanism of action: Although the primary effects of opioids are in the CNS (mu, kappa, and delta receptors), and opioid receptors are also upregulated and transported to the peripheral terminals of C-fibers and A-delta fiber especially during the process of inflammation. By activating opioid receptors in the periphery, administration of opioids can result in significant analgesia. ...Read more

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What can enhance the effects of an opiate?

What can enhance the effects of an opiate?

Ans: More opiates? Not sure why the question. If you are an opiate user, try to get help to quit. See a trusted doctor to start. There are many ways to get high without drugs: exercise, connect to a higher power, yoga, meditation, music, self-help group, adopt a pet etc. Take good care of yourself. ...Read more