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Opioid Receptors (Opioid Receptor) Summary

Description: Cell membrane proteins that bind opioids and trigger intracellular changes which influence the behavior of cells. The endogenous ligands for opioid receptors in mammals include three families of peptides, the enkephalins, endorphins, and dynorphins. The receptor classes include mu, delta, and kappa receptors. Sigma receptors bind several psychoactive substances, including certain opioids, but their endogenous ligands are not known.

Also Known As: Opioid Receptor; Opiate Receptor; Receptors, Opioid; Endorphin Receptor; Enkephalin Receptor Show All >>

Networked: 2577 relevant articles (101 outcomes, 340 trials/studies) for this Bio-Agent

Key Diseases for which Opioid Receptors is Relevant

  1. Pain (Aches) : 26 outcomes 63 studies in 612 results
  2. Hyperalgesia : 6 outcomes 18 studies in 148 results
  3. Constipation : 6 outcomes 4 studies in 57 results
  4. Alcoholism (Alcohol Abuse) : 5 outcomes 9 studies in 39 results
  5. Inflammation : 4 outcomes 10 studies in 112 results
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Drugs Related to Opioid Receptors

  1. Naloxone (Narcan)
  2. Naltrexone (ReVia)
  3. Opioid Analgesics (Opioids)
  4. Morphine (MS Contin)
  5. Opioid Receptors (Opioid Receptor)
  6. Methadone (Dolophine)
  7. Norepinephrine (Noradrenaline)
  8. N-Methylaspartate (NMDA)
  9. Serotonin (5 Hydroxytryptamine)
  10. Nalbuphine (Nubain)
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Therapies Related to Opioid Receptors

  1. Analgesia
  2. Ischemic Postconditioning
  3. Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
  4. Intravenous Injections
  5. Acupuncture Points (Acupuncture Point)
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