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Title: Biochemical studies of opiate action
Author: Kelly, Peter D.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3596 7586
Awarding Body: Loughborough University of Technology
Current Institution: Loughborough University
Date of Award: 1982
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The opium poppy has for centuries been associated with the deadening of pain and production of euphoria. The pharmacologically active agent was identified as morphine, the major alkaloid component of opium. Single doses of morphine relieve all but the most severe pain. Unfortunately, morphine does cause other effects such as constipation, hypotension and respiratory depression. The most serious disadvantage, however, is the onset of tolerance and physical dependence after prolonged administration. This leads to the social problem of addiction. Particularly important in this respect is the abused narcotic, heroin.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Reckitt and Colman Ltd
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Biochemistry