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    Understanding Opioids: What They Are and How They Work

    Introduction to Opioids: Definition and Types Opioids are a class of drugs that are commonly prescribed to relieve pain. They work by binding to specific receptors in the brain and nervous system, which reduces the perception of pain. Opioids can be found naturally in the opium poppy plant or can be synthetically produced in a lab. There are several types…

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