Opioid Use Disorder, Overdose

Behavioral Health


Clinicals - History

Fact Explanation
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{"ops":[{"insert":"Opioids include both natural and synthetic derivatives of opium. This includes street drugs, such as heroin, and presciption analgesics, such as oxycodone, fentanyl, and others.\n\nOpioids may be prescribed for pain relief, cough suppression, or to control diarrhea. They act as agonists for different opioid receptors, most notably the mu opioid receptor (MOR).\n\nHowever, the potential for addiction is extremely high, as is the risk of overdose, particularly with stronger opioids such as heroin and fentanyl."}]}
{"ops":[{"insert":"Drowsiness"},{"insert":"\n"}]}
{"ops":[{"insert":"Patients with opioid intoxcation present with drowsiness and, with higher doses, may even fall asleep and become difficult to arouse."}]}
{"ops":[{"insert":"Euphoria"},{"insert":"\n"}]}
{"ops":[{"insert":"Patients often report feelings of euphoria and relaxation. These relatively pleasant sensations are referred to as \u0027the high\u0027 and the desire to return to this state is what often drives them to relapse."}]}
{"ops":[{"insert":"History of opioid use disorder"},{"insert":"\n"}]}
{"ops":[{"insert":"Patients may have a positive history of opioid use disorder (OUD). Alternatively, they may have a history of drug-seeking behavior, or the patient\u0027s families and friends may advise the hospital staff that they are a known opioid user."}]}
{"ops":[{"insert":"Introduction"},{"insert":"\n"}]}
{"ops":[{"insert":"Opioids include both natural and synthetic derivatives of opium. This includes street drugs, such as heroin, and presciption analgesics, such as oxycodone, fentanyl, and others.\n\nOpioids may be prescribed for pain relief, cough suppression, or to control diarrhea. They act as agonists for different opioid receptors, most notably the mu opioid receptor (MOR).\n\nHowever, the potential for addiction is extremely high, as is the risk of overdose, particularly with stronger opioids such as heroin and fentanyl."}]}
{"ops":[{"insert":"Drowsiness"},{"insert":"\n"}]}
{"ops":[{"insert":"Patients with opioid intoxcation present with drowsiness and, with higher doses, may even fall asleep and become difficult to arouse."}]}
{"ops":[{"insert":"Euphoria"},{"insert":"\n"}]}
{"ops":[{"insert":"Patients often report feelings of euphoria and relaxation. These relatively pleasant sensations are referred to as \u0027the high\u0027 and the desire to return to this state is what often drives them to relapse."}]}
{"ops":[{"insert":"History of opioid use disorder"},{"insert":"\n"}]}
{"ops":[{"insert":"Patients may have a positive history of opioid use disorder (OUD). Alternatively, they may have a history of drug-seeking behavior, or the patient\u0027s families and friends may advise the hospital staff that they are a known opioid user."}]}

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