Opioids. Teri Martin email@example.com November 4, 2003 . Outline. What are opioids? Basic pharmacology of opioids Symptomatology associated with overdose Examination of specific opioids Morphine, Heroin, Codeine Fentanyl, Meperidine, Methadone Opioid antagonists
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November 4, 2003
Opiates – compounds that are extracted from the opium poppy, Papaver somniferum (e.g. morphine)
Opioids –natural and semi-synthetic compounds derived from opium as well as entirely synthetic compounds which mimic the actions of morphine (e.g. methadone)
Morphine, Heroin, Codeine, Fentanyl, Meperidine and Methadone
Increased risk of death when initiating therapy: