About narcotics

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About narcotics

Medication names: Codeine; Hydrocodone; Oxycodone; Morphine; Fentanyl; Hydromorphone; Meperidine; Heroin.

Description: Narcotics (opioids) is a general term used for the group of pain relievers that have morphine-like qualities.

Opioids were first derived from the juice of the opium poppy. The word narcotic comes from the Greek ïnarke' which means numbness.

Most experts consider narcotics to be the top choice in pain relief for people with cancer.

There is no maximum dose of narcotics for cancer pain relief.

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