Difference between Opioid and Opiate?

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As a former substance abuse counselor I can share that there is a difference between opioid and opiate. An opiates comes from the the opium poppy. Opioid refer to opiates in general as well as a chemical in the brain that processes opiates.
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Opiates and opioids produce narcotic, analgesic effects by binding to specific receptors in the brain and body. These drugs depress central nervous system activity and can induce
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An opiate IS any narcotic alkaloid found in opium or any semi-synthetic derivative thereof with. narcotic. properties. Opiates are naturally occuring and are organic nitrogenous molecules
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28 Mar 2010 Opiates are derived directly from the opium poppy by departing and purifying the various chemicals in the poppy. Opioids include all opiates but also include chemicals
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An opioid is any agent that binds to opioid receptors, found principally in the central nervous system and gastrointestinal tract. There are four broad classes of opioids: endogenous
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Opiates and opioids produce narcotic, analgesic effects by binding to specific receptors in the brain and body. These drugs depress central nervous system activity ...
Opiates and opioids produce narcotic, analgesic effects by binding to specific receptors in the brain and body. These drugs depress central nervous system activity ...
Opiates and opioids produce narcotic, analgesic effects by binding to specific receptors in the brain and body. These drugs depress central nervous system activity ...
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