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opioid (OH-pee-OYD)

A substance used to treat moderate to severe pain. Opioids are like opiates, such as morphine and
codeine, but are not made from opium. Opioids bind to opioid receptors in the central nervous
system. Opioids used to be called narcotics. An opioid is a type of alkaloid.

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