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· Opiate: Alkaloid compounds found naturally in the Papaver somniferum (opium poppy) plant. These include codeine, morphine, and thebaine (paramorphine).

· Opioid: Compounds with opium-like effects. It is a broader term which encompasses opiates (see above), semi-synthetic derivatives of morphine (heroin, hydromorphone, hydrocodone, oxycodone, oxymorphone), and synthetic opioids (fentanyl, buprenorphine, methadone).

Someone who is addicted to heroin or Norco has an OPIoid addiction (not an opiate addiction). The DSM-V has Opioid Use Disorder (not Opiate Use Disorder).

Plz bby use the correct terminology. Vicodin® and Norco® (hydrocodone/APAP), OxyContin® (oxycodone), and heroin are OPIOIDS (not opiates). Physicians (and now thanks to stupid politicians who extended their prescriptive authority, mid-level providers) prescribe too many opioids. As such, there is an opioid epidemic.
 

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I'll add in that OxyContin is specifically the brand name for the extended release formulation of oxycodone. Analogous to MSContin as the ER form of morphine.


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Spoken like a true chart-buffer. Kudos to you.
 

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to be fair he did list pretentious in the thread title

way to go

and I'm just enough a nerd to be like, cool bro. Thanks for the info.