TITLE

Prescription drugs: uses and effects: Opioids

AUTHOR(S)
Hewitt, Jeanette; Jordan, Sue
PUB. DATE
October 2004
SOURCE
Nursing Standard;10/20/2004, Vol. 19 Issue 6, p105
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on opioids, which relieve pain caused by tissue damage and depress the activity of nerve and smooth muscle cells. It discusses the administration of different opioids such as morphone, pethidine/meperidine, and fentanyl as well as contraindications and interactions of opioids. The management of the adverse effects of opioids is also discussed.
ACCESSION #
50115533

 

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