Opioids are obviously our bread and butter in emergency medicine, what more is there to know? This post is designed to give you a few extra tips and some idiosyncrasies with some of the other opiates to assist you in your clinical management.
Opioid Overdose: miosis; CNS depression; respiratory depression; complications of hypoxia: seizures, dysrrhythmia, brain injury
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