The strongest pain relievers available; a prescription is needed for these medicines. - Weak opioids - opioids that can relieve mild to moderate pain. - Strong opioids - opioids that can relieve severe pain.
Means "like or similar to opium" and refers to medications with opium-like effects. This term is used to describe any synthetic drug that possesses the characteristic properties of opiate narcotics but is not derived from opium.
substances, which have many of the characteristics of opiates, mainly their analgesic effect; the distinction between opioids and opiates is not always possible; typical representative of opioids is methadone
a class of analgesic drug used to treat moderate to severe pain
A family of synthetic drugs used to treat moderate to severe pain. They are similar to opiates such as morphine and codeine.
A class of drug that has morphine-like activity; includes heroin, methadone, pethidine and codeine
Drugs that treat pain by affecting pain perception without treating the underlying cause. These medications affect pain perception only and do not treat the pathologic condition.
Pain-killing agents that originate from the poppy flower and its product opium. Morphine and codeine were two of the earliest. These are sometimes used to treat persistent face pains that haven't responded to other therapies.
Controlled drugs or narcotics most often prescribed for the management of pain; natural or synthetic chemicals based on opium's active component - morphine - that work by mimicking the actions of pain-relieving chemicals produced in the body.
Narcotic pain relievers.
Medicines often called “narcotics” that are synthetic drugs containing opium used to control pain.
A soporific or narcotic drug that is made from opium or its derivatives or by synthetic means. Sometimes called opiates.
a group of drugs, which include morphine and opium, that relieve pain and cause sedation, constipation and slower breathing
Black's medical dictionary, G Macpherson ed; 38th ed Substance with pharmacological action like that of opium or its derivatives.
powerful analgesic drugs that act on the central nervous system and alter perception of pain. Opioids drugs have many possible side effects, including addiction. Opiate drugs also have a tendency to make you feel drowsy, though there are other potentially serious side effects which make doctors wary of prescribing opiates unnecessarily.
Drugs that provide pain relief, such as morphine and codeine.
Synthetic or naturally occurring chemicals in the brain that may reduce pain and induce sleep.