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Narcotic analgesics

What are Narcotic analgesics

Narcotic analgesics are drugs that relieve pain, can cause numbness and induce a state of unconsciousness. They work by binding to opioid receptors, which are present in the central and peripheral nervous system. There are three types of opioid receptors, which are all G-protein linked and either facilitate opening of potassium channels (causing hyperpolarization) or inhibit calcium channel opening (so inhibits release of excitatory neurotransmitters such as substance P). Overall, narcotic analgesics reduce neuronal excitability in the pain carrying pathway. Morphine and its analogues, and some synthetic derivatives are classed as narcotics analgesics. Narcotic analgesics are used to relieve acute and chronic, severe pain. Some narcotics are more potent than others. They also have the tendency to cause tolerance and dependence.

A drug may be classified by the chemical type of the active ingredient or by the way it is used to treat a particular condition. Each drug can be classified into one or more drug classes.

Narcotic analgesics are drugs that relieve pain, can cause numbness and induce a state of unconsciousness. They work by binding to opioid receptors, which are present in the central and peripheral nervous system.

There are three types of opioid receptors, which are all G-protein linked and either facilitate opening of potassium channels (causing hyperpolarization) or inhibit calcium channel opening (so inhibits release of excitatory neurotransmitters such as substance P). Overall, narcotic analgesics reduce neuronal excitability in the pain carrying pathway.

Morphine and its analogues, and some synthetic derivatives are classed as narcotics analgesics. Narcotic analgesics are used to relieve acute and chronic, severe pain. Some narcotics are more potent than others. They also have the tendency to cause tolerance and dependence.

List of Narcotic analgesics:

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levorphanol systemic (Pro, More...)
9 reviews
   
9.3
meperidine systemic (Pro, More...)
68 reviews
   
9.0
opium systemic (Pro, More...)
15 reviews
   
8.8
methadone systemic (Pro, More...)
433 reviews
   
8.7
oxycodone systemic (Pro, More...)
605 reviews
   
8.6
hydromorphone systemic (Pro, More...)
331 reviews
   
8.5
fentanyl systemic (Pro, More...)
315 reviews
   
8.3
butorphanol systemic (Pro, More...)
42 reviews
   
8.2
codeine systemic (Pro, More...)
37 reviews
   
8.2
oxymorphone systemic (Pro, More...)
189 reviews
   
8.1
morphine systemic (Pro, More...)
267 reviews
   
7.9
nalbuphine systemic (Pro, More...)
25 reviews
   
7.8
buprenorphine systemic (Pro, More...)
316 reviews
   
7.6
propoxyphene systemic (Pro, More...)
20 reviews
   
7.1
tramadol systemic (Pro, More...)
1,057 reviews
   
7.0
tapentadol systemic (Pro, More...)
276 reviews
   
6.7
hydrocodone systemic (Pro, More...)
90 reviews
   
6.4
pentazocine systemic (Pro, More...)
9 reviews
   
5.8
alfentanil systemic (More...)
0 reviews
   
5.5
morphine liposomal systemic (More...)
0 reviews
   
0.0
remifentanil systemic (Pro, More...)
0 reviews
   
0.0
sufentanil systemic (Pro, More...)
0 reviews
   
0.0
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