OPIOID ANALGESIC

any opioid utilized clinically to lessen both the feeling of pain and the emotional reaction to pain. Commonly referred to as narcotic analgesic.

OPIOID ANALGESIC: "Opioid analgesics are often abused to lessen emotional pain or feelings by depressed individuals."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "OPIOID ANALGESIC," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/opioid-analgesic/ (accessed June 27, 2017).
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