Tag opiates
Toxicology-Library-Tox-library-LITFL 340

Lethal and insidious

Addiction is potentially the most lethal disease we encounter in medical practice. As emergency healthcare providers we can have an enormous impact on 'years of life lost' by managing this illness well.
CCC Critical Care compendium 340


An opioid is any psychoactive chemical that resembles opiates in their pharmacological effects by binding opioid receptors. They may be endogenous or exogenous compounds, and may be naturally occurring or synthetic