Opioid Analgesics. By Ryan Richards. Overview of Presentation. Pain and the Pain management Brief History of Opium Endogenous Opioid Peptides Chemical Structure and Binding Features of Opioid Analgesics Types of Opioid Receptors Types of Opioid Analgesics The Future of Opioid Analgesics.
By Ryan Richards
“The uncomfortable sensation of pain has caused man to seek an explanation, using contemporary concepts to find a reason for this discomfort (1).”
Pain is a crucial aspect of the body’s defense mechanisms
Pain “is a part of a rapid warning relay instruction the motor neurons of the central nervous system to minimize detected physical harm (2).”
Pain can be classified into two types