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Opiate: A chemical that mimics Endorphins

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Jerry Montenegro

on 31 October 2013

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Transcript of Opiate: A chemical that mimics Endorphins

Opiates: A Chemical That Mimics The Brain's Natural Endorphins
How Opiates Mimic Endorphins
Effects on the brain and body
Naturally produced Endorphins are shut down after long exposure to high levels of Opiates. Which can have an addict feeling
What is Endorphins?
Endorphins are feel-good chemical naturally produced in the brain when the body experiences stress or pain. Also referred to as "Runners High." Endorphins are also released when
Evil Twin: Opiates!
Opiate is a drug with Morphine like effects, Derived from opium. Some of the most common types of opiates are
Depressed
unexplained pain
Low tolerance for pain
And Ready to Relapse!
What is Endorphins
What is Opiates
-Types of opiates
How Opiates mimic Endorphins
Effects on the brain and body
Question?
Exercising
Giving Labor
Having Sex
Giving a Presentation
Oxycontin
Heroin
Hydrocodone
Morphine

Table Of Contents
The morphine molecule locks onto the endorphin-receptor sites on nerve endings in the brain and begins the succession of events that leads to euphoria or analgesia.
Which can have you feeling relaxed
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