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opiate

 [o´pe-at]
1. any sedative narcotic containing opium or any of its derivatives; the most common ones are codeine, heroin, methadone, and morphine.
2. hypnotic (def. 2).
endogenous o's endorphins and enkephalins that are released by the body as a defense against pain or during physical exercise, deep relaxation, sexual activity, crying, and laughing.

o·pi·ate

(ō'pē-āt),
Any preparation or derivative of opium.

opiate

/opi·ate/ (o´pe-it)
1. any drug derived from opium.
2. hypnotic (2).

opiate

(ō′pē-ĭt, -āt′)
n.
1. Any of various analgesic, narcotic drugs derived from the opium poppy, such as morphine or codeine.
2. See opioid.
3. Something that dulls the senses and induces relaxation or torpor.
adj.
1.
a. Containing opium or any of its derivatives.
b. Resembling opium or its derivatives in activity.
2. Inducing sleep or sedation; soporific.
3. Causing dullness or apathy; deadening.
tr.v. (-āt′) opi·ated, opi·ating, opi·ates
1. To subject to the action of an opiate.
2. To dull or deaden as if with a narcotic drug.

opiate

[ō′pē·it]
Etymology: Gk, opion, poppy juice
1 a drug that contains opium, derivatives of opium, or any of several semisynthetic or synthetic drugs with opium-like activity.
2
Usage notes: (informal)
any soporific or opioid drug.
3 pertaining to a substance that causes sleep or relief of pain. Morphine and related opiates may produce unwanted side effects such as respiratory depression, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and constipation. Patients with reduced blood volume are more susceptible to the hypotensive effect of morphine and related drugs. Opiates are used with extreme caution in obese patients and in those with head injuries, emphysema, or other problems associated with decreased respiratory function. In patients with prostatic hypertrophy, morphine may cause acute urinary retention, requiring repeated catheterization. Also called opioid.

opiate

Any natural–eg, opium semi-synthetic–eg, morphine or synthetic–eg, fentanyl, usually alkaloid narcotic agent with opium-like activity. See Drug screening, Narcotic.

o·pi·ate

(ō'pē-ăt)
Any preparation or derivative of opium.

opiate

a narcotic substance derived from opium.

Opiate

Any narcotic analgesic derived from a natural source, such as morphine from the opium poppy.
Mentioned in: Methadone

opiate (ōˑ·pē·it),

n 1. a drug that comprises opium, an opium derivative, or a synthetic preparation that exhibits activity similar to opium.
adj 2. pertaining to a substance that relieves pain or induces sleep. Also called
opiod.

o·pi·ate

(ō'pē-ăt)
Any preparation or derivative of opium.

opiate (ō´pēət),

n 1. a remedy containing or derived from opium.
n 2. a drug that induces sleep.

opiate

any sedative narcotic containing opium or any of its derivatives. Used chiefly to induce sleep and to suppress cough. See also opioid.

endogenous opiate
naturally occurring substances with opiate effects.
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