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Opioid intoxication

  • Definition

    Opium and its forms (which include morphine, heroin, oxycodone, and the synthetic opioid narcotics) lead to an abnormal mental state, which generally involves excessive sleepiness or unconsciousness.

    Alternative Names

    Intoxication - opioids

    Causes, incidence, and risk factors

    In the United States, the most commonly abused opioids are heroin and methadone.