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  • n. Plural form of opiate.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of opiate.


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  • Just do what Heath Ledger did and get your opiates from a doctor.

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  • Then, if these somnivolencies [I hate the word opiates on this occasion,] have turned her head, that is an effect they frequently have upon some constitutions; and in this case was rather the fault of the dose than the design of the giver.

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  • Alexander’s findings — that deprived rats seek solace in opiates, while contented rats avoid them — dramatically contradict our currently held beliefs about addiction.

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  • Jonathan D. Blum, deputy administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, said prescriptions for painkilling medications known as opiates had increased sharply.

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  • Hydrocodone, oxycodone and morphine fall into a category of painkillers known as opiates because they are chemically similar to opium. Front Page

  • Of the 'treatment' of rabies we will make but a few remarks, as of the immense number of specifics proposed for this disease, amounting in all to several hundred, few or none can be relied on to the exclusion of the others; but those medicines, perhaps, known as opiates or anti-spasmodics, claim a larger share of attention than any others in combating the disease after its development.

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  • Earlier this year, the FDA issued a statement directed at drug makers which market the strongest types of painkillers - classified as opiates, narcotics, and DEA Class 2 Controlled Substances.

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  • Studies show that sugar, for example, works on the same part of the brain that certain drugs, such as opiates (heroin, oxycontin, etc.) do.

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  • The boxes are divided by drug category, such as opiates, hallucinogens, amphetamines, sedatives, etc, all with an accompanying photo and ID number.

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  • But we can't forget that medications such as opiates save untold numbers from the ghastly suffering of cancer, post-surgical pain, and intractable pain.

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