opiate receptors

o·pi·ate re·cep·tors

regions of the brain that have the capacity to bind morphine; some, along the aqueduct of Sylvius and in the center median, are in areas related to pain, but others, as in the striatum, are not related.

o·pi·ate re·cep·tors

(ō'pē-ăt rĕ-sep'tŏrz)
Regions of the brain that have the capacity to bind morphine; some, along the aqueduct of Sylvius and in the centromedian nucleus, are in areas related to pain, but others, as in the striatum, are not related.

o·pi·ate re·cep·tors

(ō'pē-ăt rĕ-sep'tŏrz)
Brain regions with capacity to bind morphine.
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The program is the only one in the world that concentrates on not stimulating the opiate receptors or even suppressing them naturally through specially designed menus.
The action of these medications includes binding to opiate receptors and changing the perception of and response to painful stimuli while producing central nervous system depression that is generalized (Florence & Palmer, 2003).
Suboxone contains a partial opiate agonist, which attaches to the opiate receptors in the brain, minimizing cravings without causing a high.
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Mechanisms include central vagal effects likely via the cardioinhibitory parasympathetic vagal neurons in the nucleus ambiguous (1) and the effect on vagal nerve endings and cardiac opiate receptors (2).
I speculate, based on treating hundreds of patients who have been on Suboxone maintenance, that when Suboxone is given long-term it causes abnormal adaptations to opiate receptors and other brain receptors.
Understanding buprenorphine's unique pharmacology requires consideration of opiate receptors and their subtypes.
Rats intrathecally dosed morphine in a different neuropathic SCI pain model developed tolerance beginning on the third day of treatment, indicating that a possible mechanism underlying morphine tolerance is a decrease of opiate receptors in the spinal dorsal horn [49].
The most convincing evidence for a role of the opiate systems in alcohol drinking and dependence, however, comes not from direct analyses of alcohol's effects on endogenous opioids or opiate receptors, but from behavioral and neurochemical studies using opiate receptor antagonists, such as naloxone and naltrexone.
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the National Institutes of Health Center for Botanical Dietary Supplements Research may have figured out what makes the natural herb black cohosh relieve menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes - it appears to act on human opiate receptors, which play a role in regulating a body's temperature.