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opioid


Broad classes of opioids are natural, semi-synthetic, and fully synthetic.
  any chemical that has an opiate-like effect; i.e., a narcotic effect like drugs from the opium poppy; commonly used to treat pain, but can be addictive
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opioid opioids
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Originally the term referenced synthetic narcotics such as methadone and fentanyl, but currently also references to drugs from the opium poppy such as codeine and morphine.
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Associated words [difficulty]:   opioid , amphetamine [6] , Valium [6] , amphetamine [6] , Xanax [7] , antihistamine [8] , diuretic [9] , homeopathy [9] , methylphenidate [9]
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