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What is the difference in your body between narcotics and cocaine?

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Dr. Kevin Nasky
Psychiatry
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In brief: Narcotics = opioids

The term 'narcotics' generally refers to opioid analgesics, morphine and its derivatives, that are indispensable in treating acute and chronic pain, but also highly abused due to their euphoric and sedating properties.
(as a legal term, 'narcotic' often refers to all illicit drugs.) cocaine is a powerful stimulant that is also has euphoric properties, and is highly addictive.

In brief: Narcotics = opioids

The term 'narcotics' generally refers to opioid analgesics, morphine and its derivatives, that are indispensable in treating acute and chronic pain, but also highly abused due to their euphoric and sedating properties.
(as a legal term, 'narcotic' often refers to all illicit drugs.) cocaine is a powerful stimulant that is also has euphoric properties, and is highly addictive.
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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: Narcotic cocaine

Narcotic refers to illegal use of substances - Cocaine can be regarded as a narcotic - something used for unintended purposes.
The word narcotic is incorrectly used by many including md's to refer to opioid medications prescribed appropriately and used correctly.

In brief: Narcotic cocaine

Narcotic refers to illegal use of substances - Cocaine can be regarded as a narcotic - something used for unintended purposes.
The word narcotic is incorrectly used by many including md's to refer to opioid medications prescribed appropriately and used correctly.
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