any opioid utilized clinically to lessen both the feeling of pain and the emotional reaction to pain. Commonly referred to as narcotic analgesic.
What is OPIOID ANALGESIC?
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OPIOID ANALGESIC: "Opioid analgesics are often abused to lessen emotional pain or feelings by depressed individuals."
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