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Related to opioid: Opioid Analgesics, Opioid receptors, opioid withdrawal


Any of various compounds that bind to specific receptors in the central nervous system and have analgesic and narcotic effects, including naturally occurring substances such as morphine; synthetic and semisynthetic drugs such as methadone and oxycodone; and certain peptides produced by the body, such as endorphins. Also called opiate.

o′pi·oid′ adj.


a. any of a group of substances that resemble morphine in their physiological or pharmacological effects, esp in their pain-relieving properties
b. (modifier) of or relating to such substances: opioid receptor; opioid analgesic.


(ˈoʊ piˌɔɪd)

1. any opiumlike substance, as the endorphins produced by the body or the synthetic compound methadone.
2. pertaining to such a substance.


adj & n opioide m
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