Opioids are medications that relieve pain. They reduce the intensity of pain signals reaching the brain and affect those brain areas controlling emotion, which diminishes the effects of a painful stimulus. Medications that fall within this class include hydrocodone, oxycodone, morphine, codeine, and related drugs.
Opioid drugs work by binding to opioid receptors in the brain, spinal cord, and other areas of the body. They reduce the sending of pain messages to the brain and reduce feelings of pain. Opioids are used to treat moderate to severe pain that may not respond well to other pain medications.
Related Journals of Opioids
Journal of opioid Management, European Journal of Anesthesiology, Journal of Pain & Relief, Journal of Anesthesia & Clinical Research, Journal of Pain, Molecular Pain, Open Pain Journal, Pain, Pain Research and Management