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Key Trigger Of Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms Found

...me of the withdrawal symptoms of opioid drugs like morphine and heroin. They believe that drugs to inhibit the chemical--called a transporter--could relieve some of the early physical symptoms of withdrawal, such as teeth-chattering, uncontrolled shaking, and jumpiness. Such drugs could become part of the ar...

At the molecular level, the predator is the prey

...ordates. It is used in low concentrations to treat morphine and heroine addicts. It's also the "zombie" drug used by Haitian voodoo ritualists. Despite its action at the molecular level, the evolution of TTX in some organisms is viewed by ecologists as a defense mechanism. In the case of T. granulosa newts a...

Morphine for Chest Pain Increases Death Risk

...zed for a heart attack have long been treated with morphine to relieve chest pain, an analysis by researchers ...t attack patients -- 29.8 percent of whom received morphine within the first 24 hours of hospitalization -- the researchers found that those who received morphi...

Molecular miners find pain relief drugs from the sea

...esponds poorly to conventional painkillers such as morphine or aspirin. Other treatments have also been found to be largely ineffective. The great potential of ACV1 is that eliminating neuropathic pain is where it works best. BACKGROUND Associate Professor Livett and his colleagues first discovered ACV1 in...

Opiates Better Than Sedatives For Treating Newborns In Withdrawal

...complicated and that this is facilitated by use of morphine instead of phenobarbitone. This helps keep mothers and babies together, helps in educating the mothers in mothercraft skills and to recognize signs of infant withdrawal, and helps in assessment of the quality of the mother-infant interaction in a sup...

Researchers discover new route to hemoglobin synthesis

...complicated and that this is facilitated by use of morphine instead of phenobarbitone. This helps keep mothers and babies together, helps in educating the mothers in mothercraft skills and to recognize signs of infant withdrawal, and helps in assessment of the quality of the mother-infant interaction in a sup...

Opiate cocktail may spare cells from morphine's dark side

Although morphine is well known as a highly effective analgesic, its...t the administration of a drug cocktail containing morphine along with small doses of two versions of methadone, a related opioid drug, significantly reduced bo...

Hepatitis C complicated by morphine withdrawal

... University of Pennsylvania have demonstrated that morphine withdrawal complicates hepatitis C by suppressing ...atory has previously shown using cell culture that morphine enhances virus replication and inhibits IFN-alpha (a natural anti-viral factor produced by immune, a...

A link is found between morphine addiction and the tendency to explore

...idence in rats showing a link between addiction to morphine and the tendency to explore perseveringly. This is...ly through experiments with rats that addiction to morphine is related to a tendency to explore perseveringly and to search for new sensations. Using mazes and ...

Study in Science holds promise for a new approach to drug therapy

...ple, have found that one of our compounds can make morphine 11 times more potent," said Smrcka, the article's ...ief. In early studies, administration of M119 with morphine resulted in an eleven-fold increase in the analgesic potency of morphine. Researchers believe it doe...

Brain differences could explain why males and females experience pain relief differently

...n the experience of pain and responses to the drug morphine in the treatment of pain. Morphine is currently...e pain, and it is becoming increasingly clear that morphine alleviates pain to a greater degree in males in comparison to females. The results of the study by M...

Morphine makes lasting -- and surprising -- change in the brain

...ect the brain," Kauer said. "We’ve shown here that morphine makes lasting changes in the brain by blocking a m...increase dopamine release. So the net effect of morphine and other opioids, Kauer found, is that they boost the brain’s reward response. "It’s as if a brake ...

Old memory traces in brain may trigger chronic pain

.... Traditional analgesic drugs, such as aspirin and morphine derivatives, haven’t worked very well. A Northwestern University researcher has found a key source of chronic pain appears to be an old memory trace that essentially gets stuck in the prefrontal cortex, the site of emotion and learning. The brain...

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