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opiate

1. any of various narcotic drugs, such as morphine and heroin, that act on opioid receptors
2. any other narcotic or sedative drug
3. containing or consisting of opium

opiate

[′ō·pē·ət]
(pharmacology)
A sleep-inducing drug.
Any narcotic.
An opium preparation.
Any tranquilizing agent.
References in classic literature ?
There were two bottles: one contained a drug which he took regularly, and the other an opiate if the pain grew unendurable.
He may have been taking an opiate," was a thought that crossed Mr.
I am convinced he used reading as an opiate against the pain of his magnanimity which like all abnormal growths was gnawing at his healthy substance with cruel persistence.
And after that another paroxysm of pain came on; and then his mind began to wander, and we feared his death was approaching: but an opiate was administered: his sufferings began to abate, he gradually became more composed, and at length sank into a kind of slumber.
The reader will perhaps imagine the sensations which now arose in Jones to have been so sweet and delicious, that they would rather tend to produce a chearful serenity in the mind, than any of those dangerous effects which we have mentioned; but in fact, sensations of this kind, however delicious, are, at their first recognition, of a very tumultuous nature, and have very little of the opiate in them.
The repast of that hour was wanting in the inharmonious accompaniment with which Esther ordinarily enlivened their meals; for the effects of the powerful opiate the Doctor had administered still muddled her intellects.
At the Waismann Method Center, we see patients every day who suffer from addiction to Vicodin, Dilaudid, morphine sulfate, and other prescription opiates because of the irresponsible prescribing practices of some physicians," said Dr.
DILIP Shanghvi- led Sun Pharma, the country's largest drugmaker by sales, will acquire Glaxo- SmithKline's opiates business in Australia for an undisclosed amount to strengthen its painkiller portfolio.
Figures released follow ing a parliamentary ques tion have revealed 20 inmates at the high secu rity HMP Frankland, in County Durham, tested positive for use of opiates, while one batch of heroin was discovered in the jail from January 1 to Decem ber 31 last year.
The relationship between opiate usage and depression was significant even though those who took antidepressants or anxiolytics were significantly less likely to use opiates, according to Dr.
In my opinion it is an almost direct result of pushing people off of prescribed opiates.
Chronic inhibition would reverse itself when the opiates were removed slowly, abruptly or after administration of naloxone (Narcan).