How do opiates act?

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Little is known about the biochemical mechanisms involved in the action of opiates. It is thought that cAMP may be involved. However, recent observations suggest that effects on Ca+2 distribution rather than cAMP may subserve the acute effects of opiates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)184-185
Number of pages2
JournalTrends in Neurosciences
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)


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