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Calami, Alvise and Dowdall, Deirdre (2015) The challenge of opioid-induced hyperalgeisa. Forum , 32 , (11) , pp. 39-42.

Long-term exposure to opiates or synthetic opioids has been shown to sensitise subjects to painful stimuli. This is of significances in the areas of chronic pain management (as patients receiving opioid analgesia can actually become more sensitive to pain) and in managing acute and chronic pain in people on the methadone replacement programme for addiction to opiates,

Item Type:Article
Date:December 2015
Page Range:pp. 39-42
Publisher:Irish College of General Practitioners
Subjects:A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Effects and consequences
B Substances > Opioids (opiates)
G Health and disease > State of health > Physical health
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Patient care management
T Demographic characteristics > Doctor
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland

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