a set of mixtures or combined substances which consist of the opiates that manifest naturally and their semisynthetic sub-products, synthetic substances with morphine-like impacts- opioid antagonists, and combined agonist-antagonists- and endogenous opioids. The impacts consist of analgesia, sleepiness, euphoria or other mood alterations, respiratory depression, and lessened gastrointestinal motility.

OPIOIDS: "Opioids have been around for years, and many question whether the abuse of such has actually risen or is just more commonly known about nowadays."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "OPIOIDS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/opioids-2/ (accessed August 11, 2022).


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