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What drugs are opiates ?

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Dr. Einar Ottestad
Pain Management
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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).

In brief: 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).
Dr. Einar Ottestad
Dr. Einar Ottestad
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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Opiates

Opiates are a class of medications that have their effctes mediated by their action on opioid receptors.
There are different types and sub-types of opioid receptors. Traditional opioids are based or derived from the grandfather of them all - morphine.

In brief: Opiates

Opiates are a class of medications that have their effctes mediated by their action on opioid receptors.
There are different types and sub-types of opioid receptors. Traditional opioids are based or derived from the grandfather of them all - morphine.
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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
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Holly Barth
General Practice
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In brief: Narcotics

Many combination medications such as vicodin, Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) contain these as well. This group can include any other drug that binds to the opioid receptor as its mechanism of action.

In brief: Narcotics

Many combination medications such as vicodin, Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) contain these as well. This group can include any other drug that binds to the opioid receptor as its mechanism of action.
Holly Barth
Holly Barth
Answer assisted by Holly Barth, Medical Student
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