Healthcare Triage Special: The Science of Opioids

Thanks, in part, to the generous support of the NIHCM, this month we are releasing four special episodes on Opioids. We hope you enjoy them. This week’s episode:

The Science of Opioids – How do opioids work? We look at the physiological processes that let opioids produce their effects in human bodies.

For those of you who want to read more:

  • The Science of Opioid Addiction
  • Golan D, Tashjian A, Armstrong E, Armstrong A. Principles of Pharmacology: the pathophysiologic basis of drug therapy. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, PA:  Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins; 2012.
  • Lemke T, Williams A.  Foye’s principles of medicinal chemistry. 7th ed. Philadelphia, PA:  Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins; 2013.
  • Sherwood L, Human physiology: from cells to systems. 7th ed. Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole; 2010.


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