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From Analgesic Use to Addiction

Edited by Pilar Almela Rojo

University of Murcia

Morphine and other opioids are potent analgesic drugs, but their use can lead to complications. Being familiar with the use of this kind of drug can make the difference between obtaining the expected benefit of applied therapy or magnifying the risks to intolerable levels for the patient. Therefore, it is essential for practitioners to achieve adequate training in the management of these drugs based on criteria endorsed by scientific evidence that allows the proper use of these drugs and guarantees the best professional practice every time. Written by expert authors in the field, the purpose of this book is to offer an overview of opioid drugs, from their therapeutic use to the consequences associated.

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OpioidsFrom Analgesic Use to AddictionEdited by Pilar Almela Rojo

Published: June 10th 2020

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.73905

ISBN: 978-1-83880-953-9

Print ISBN: 978-1-83880-958-4

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83880-954-6

Copyright year: 2020

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1. Introductory Chapter: Opioid Analgesics - History, Uses and Risks

By Pilar Almela


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2. A New Paradigm: Prevention of Central Sensitization in Pain Management through Minimizing Opioid Exposure

By Pamela Bolyanatz


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3. Other Uses of Morphine

By Shrenik Ostwal


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4. Role of Glucocorticoid Receptor in the Relation between Stress and Opiate Addiction

By Javier Navarro-Zaragoza, María Victoria Milanés and María Luisa Laorden


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5. Corticotrophin-Releasing Factor (CRF) through CRF1 Receptor Facilitates the Expression of Morphine-Related Positive and Aversive Memory in Mice

By Pilar Almela, Juan A. García-Carmona, Elena Martínez-Laorden, María V. Milanés and María L. Laorden


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6. Present and Future Pharmacological Treatments for Opioid Addiction

By Maria Carmen Blanco-Gandía, Sandra Montagud-Romero and Marta Rodríguez-Arias


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