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  Narcotic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The term narcotic, derived from the Greek word narkotikos, meaning "benumbing or deadening," originally referred to a variety of substances that induced sleep (such state is narcosis).
Aside from their clinical use in the treatment of pain, cough suppression and acute diarrhea, narcotics produce a general sense of well-being known as euphoria by reducing tension, anxiety, and aggression.
Narcotic use is associated with a variety of effects including drowsiness, itching, sleeplessness, inability to concentrate, apathy, lessened physical activity, constriction of the pupils, dilation of the subcutaneous blood vessels causing flushing of the face and neck, constipation, nausea and vomiting and, most significantly, respiratory depression.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Narcotic   (1192 words)

 MedlinePlus Drug Information: Narcotic Analgesics For Surgery and Obstetrics (Systemic)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
When a narcotic analgesic is used for surgery or obstetrics (labor and delivery), it will be given by or under the immediate supervision of a medical doctor or dentist, or by a specially trained nurse, in the doctor's office or in a hospital.
Narcotics are usually not used during the delivery of a premature baby.
Narcotic analgesics and other medicines that may be given with them during surgery may cause some people to feel drowsy, tired, or weak for up to a few days after they have been given.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/druginfo/uspdi/202391.html   (1171 words)

 Use caution with narcotic pain medication
Narcotic pain medication like codeine, hydrocodone, and oxycodone are necessary and helpful drugs when used to control pain, but are also potentially addicting or lethal if abused.
Although narcotic pain medication is sometimes needed to alleviate the pain associated with dental treatment, caution should be taken with its use.
Narcotic pain medication should never be taken with alcohol, when driving a car or when operating heavy equipment.
www.dentalcomfortzone.com /archive/NarcoticPainMedication.html   (397 words)

 narcotic. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The chief narcotic drugs are opium, its constituents morphine and codeine, and the morphine derivative heroin.
All narcotics are addictive; several morphine derivatives as well as chemically dissimilar narcotics that have been developed for medical use have fewer side effects and are less addictive than morphine, but they are also generally less potent.
Narcotics differ from barbiturates and other sedatives in that they have no anticonvulsant action; also, narcotics relieve pain, while sedatives do not.
www.bartleby.com /65/na/narcotic.html   (351 words)

The scope of narcotic drugs includes opiates, cocaine, cannabis, synthetic narcotic drugs and medicinal plants and their preparations assigned by the Ministry of Public Health that are liable to be abused.
Narcotic plant growing units should be approved by the Ministry of Public Health in concurrence with the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fishery and the State Bureau of Pharmaceutical Industry.
The setting of narcotic drug handling units should be submitted, by the health authorities of provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities in concurrence with the pharmaceutical managing institutions, to the Ministry of Public Health and the State Bureau of Pharmaceutical Industry for approval.
www.unodc.org /unodc/en/legal_library/cn/legal_library_1997-11-19_1997-66.html   (2286 words)

 Narcotic Abuse - Diagnosis & Treatment - MentalHealthChannel
Diagnosing narcotic abuse and dependence is complicated because users are aware that their drug use activity is illegal.
Because methadone is a narcotic, side effects are similar to the effects of heroin or morphine, but they have a slower onset, last longer, and are less severe.
Drug counseling, self-help groups, half-way houses, and narcotics anonymous (similar to alcoholics anonymous) may instill in a user the behavioral and psychological changes necessary to break a drug habit.
www.mentalhealthchannel.net /narcotic/diagnosis.shtml   (844 words)

 The Physician and the Federal Narcotic Law
Narcotic drugs covered by the law are those included within the classification opium, coca leaves, and any compound, salt, derivative or preparation thereof.(1) They include, for instance, all of the alkaloids and salts of opium, whether of the phenanthrene or isoquinoline groups.
A prescription for narcotic drugs shall be dated as of and signed on the date when issued and shall bear the full name and address of the patient and the name, address, and registry number of the practitioner.
Actually the total quantities of these narcotic preparations sold by the physician were large but unfortunately, from the standpoint of a proper presentation of the merits of the case, the indictment did not question the good faith or professional propriety of the unlawful sales charged.
www.druglibrary.org /schaffer/History/physician_and_feds.html   (4569 words)

 Narcotic painkillers
Narcotic painkillers act upon specific receptors in the brain and spinal cord to ease pain and reduce your emotional response to pain.
Narcotic painkillers are used to ease pain caused by surgery, accident or injury, or chronic illness such as cancer.
Narcotic drugs affect breathing and should be used with caution by older adults and people who have lung disease, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or asthma.
www.webmd.com /hw/pain_management/zx1135.asp   (482 words)

 Narcotic Drug Eradication Educative Exhibition opened in Tamway
She was tried under Section 19(A) of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law and sentenced to 12 years' imprisonment on 26 February 1999 by Tachilek District Court.
The government is trying to totally eradicate narcotic drugs as a national task because the problem of illicit drugs not only tarnishes the image of the nation and social norms but also threatens the entire mankind on the earth.
However, the US is criticizing Myanmar about narcotic drugs in connection with politics, the Intentional Narcotics Control Strategy Report issued by the US for 1999 shows facts and figures about the decrease in cultivation of poppy and results of narcotic drugs control in Myanmar, her cooperation with neighboring nations.
www.myanmar-narcotic.net /heroin/new2000/may2000.html   (3642 words)

 Narcotic Thrust - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Narcotic Thrust is an electronic and house music duo from England consisting of producers Stuart Crichton and Andy Morris.
Their song "Safe From Harm," officially credited to Narcotic Thrust featuring Yvonne John Lewis (Lewis sang the lead vocal), hit #1 on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart in 2002.
In 2005 Narcotic Thrust saw even greater success when their single "I Like It" broke into the Billboard Pop chart at #83 and the UK Top 10.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Narcotic_Thrust   (172 words)

 Narcotic Drug Eradication Educative Exhibition opened in Tamway
At present, narcotics suppression efforts are being implemented together with the endeavours for uplifting of the living standards of the national races in the border areas as well as educating and persuading the national races so that they will whole-heartedly cooperate and participate in the elimination of poppy cultivation.
As efforts for the elimination of narcotic drugs is being implemented in parallel with endeavours for development, the national races now have faith and confidence in the goodwill of the Government and are now actively participating not only in development works of their respective regions but also in the fight against drugs.
Due to the addiction of narcotic drugs, the deterioration of health and the human spirit and the damage to human resources is numerous.
www.myanmar-narcotic.net /heroin/new2001/june2001.html   (4048 words)

 narcotic articles on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
narcotic NARCOTIC [narcotic] any of a number of substances that have a depressant effect on the nervous system.
Originally produced in 1874, it was thought to be not only nonaddictive but useful as a cure for respiratory illness and morphine addiction, and capable of relieving morphine withdrawal symptoms.
It is a narcotic whose effects, though less potent, resemble those of morphine.
www.encyclopedia.com /articles/08976.html   (449 words)

 National Narcotic Officers Associations Coalition: Newsletter
Brooks is the President of the National Narcotics Officers Association and he is really on the frontline with many of the other narcotics officers across this country who, from day to day sometimes risk their lives and deal on the street and in our communities with the problem of illegal narcotics.
Although many of the narcotic officers’ associations were very successful in representing the needs of law enforcement officers within their own state, they realized that they were not especially effective in working with Congress or federal criminal justice policy agencies.
The National Narcotic Officers’ Associations’ Coalition believes that one of law enforcement’s most effective weapons in the fight to stop drug trafficking is the use of existing civil asset forfeiture laws which deprive drug dealers of the proceeds from their illegal activities.
www.natlnarc.org /newsletters/1999-06/newsletter.htm   (7488 words)

 narcotic - yourDictionary.com - American Heritage Dictionary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Natural and synthetic narcotics are used in medicine to control pain.
Of or relating to narcotics, their effects, or their use.
Of, relating to, or intended for one addicted to a narcotic.
www.yourdictionary.com /ahd/n/n0018300.html   (78 words)

 Drug Policy Alliance: Narcotic Blockade
With continued use of narcotics, however, the addict finds it progressively more difficult to achieve euphoria, because a chronic exposure to narcotic drug induces a state of tolerance that diminishes the euphoric response.
The essential condition for establishing a narcotic blockade without producing euphoria or other disabling effects is that the dose of methadone always be small in relation to the tolerance of the patient.
A considerable degree of resistance to the narcotic and euphoric action can be established within 3 to 6 weeks, but tolerances to the autonomic effects (constipation, slowness in starting the urinary stream, reduction in libido and potency, perspiration) develop more slowly.
www.drugpolicy.org /library/blockade.cfm   (3139 words)

 Rules 2005 - Authority for Practitioners To Dispense or Prescribe Approved Narcotic Controlled Substances for ...
Section 1306.07(a) permits the administering and dispensing (but not prescribing) of narcotic drugs for detoxification or maintenance treatment only by practitioners who are separately registered as a Narcotic Treatment Program.
DEA wishes to reiterate that narcotic treatment programs may administer or dispense directly, but not prescribe, narcotic drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration specifically for use in maintenance or detoxification treatment to narcotic dependent persons for maintenance or detoxification treatment.
Narcotic treatment programs are not limited in the number of patients to whom they may administer or dispense directly these controlled substances.
www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov /fed_regs/rules/2005/fr0623.htm   (4887 words)

 Narcotic Abuse - MentalHealthChannel
Narcotic abuse is defined by impaired function and interference in the daily life of the user.
Narcotic abuse costs the nation $10 billion a year in treatment, care, and lost productivity; this does not include the cost of treating use-related diseases, like AIDS.
Narcotics bind to painkilling sites throughout the brain, known as opioid-U receptors or the "reward pathway." This leads to slower uptake of neurotransmitters, like dopamine, between neurons.
www.mentalhealthchannel.net /narcotic   (607 words)

 MedlinePlus Drug Information: Narcotic Analgesics and Aspirin (Systemic)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
When narcotics are used for a long time, your body may get used to them so that larger amounts are needed to relieve pain.
Also, when narcotics are used for a long time or in large doses, they may become habit-forming (causing mental or physical dependence).
If too much of a narcotic analgesic is taken, it may become habit-forming (causing mental or physical dependence) or lead to medical problems because of an overdose.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/druginfo/uspdi/202393.html   (3074 words)

 Narcotic Dependence   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Narcotic drugs are drugs that act like morphine.
In addition, your doctor may test you for narcotic abuse by injecting a drug called naloxone hydrochloride into one of your muscles and recording your body's response.
Narcotics Anonymous (NA) offers outpatient treatment but cannot take the place of initial treatment at a hospital.
scc.uchicago.edu /narcoticdependence.htm   (617 words)

 Narcotic Detection Dogs - K-9 Concepts, Inc.
Narcotic detection includes the dog being trained to detect marijuana and cocaine (including hashish and crack) with an aggressive alert.
A narcotic detection dog may be a Belgian Malinois, Dutch or German Shepherd, Labrador or retriever type dog.
The only restrictions are that it may not be used during a seminar or for the transfer training of the dog from one handler to another.
www.k9concepts.com /narcotic.html   (426 words)

 Naloxone for narcotic-exposed newborn infants
When a pregnant woman uses narcotics, for pain relief in labor for example, her newborn baby's breathing may be depressed.
Transplacental exposure to maternal narcotics may be associated with respiratory and behavioral problems in newborn infants (Gerhardt 1977; Bonta 1979).
Bonta 1979: 43 normal term newborn infants whose mothers had received routine narcotic analgesia within six hours of delivery were randomised to receive either intra-muscular naloxone (0.02 mg/kg body weight) or placebo.
www.nichd.nih.gov /cochrane/McGuire4/McGuire.HTM   (4390 words)

 Narcotic Abuse
However, narcotic use is considered abuse when people use narcotics to seek feelings of well-being apart from the narcotic's pain-relief applications.
People who are weaned off narcotics and are pain free rarely return to or become abusers of narcotics.
Narcotics used for short-term medical conditions rarely require weaning since stopping the medication after a brief period rarely produces adverse effects.
www.emedicinehealth.com /narcotic_abuse/article_em.htm   (486 words)

 Treatment Admissions in Urban and Rural Areas Involving Abuse of Narcotic Painkillers: 2002 Update   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In 1992, the treatment admission rate for narcotic painkiller abuse in the United States was 14 admissions per 100,000 persons aged 12 or older.
Treatment admission rates for narcotic painkillers increased between 1992 and 2002 in the United States as a whole and at all levels of urbanization (Figure 1).
Narcotic painkiller admissions include all admissions reporting primary, secondary, or tertiary abuse of narcotic painkillers such as codeine, hydrocodone, hydromorphone, meperidine, morphine, oxycodone, pentazocine, propoxyphene, and any other drug with morphine-like effects.
oas.samhsa.gov /2k4/ruralPainTX/ruralPainTX.htm   (1201 words)

 Migrainepage Discussion Forum - "Problems with narcotic pain meds"
I haven't had a narcotic in over 10 years now, but my medical records label me as an addict, and that may be the case for always.
There are now long acting narcotics, which are much less addictive, and docs who know how to oversee their use to minimize problems.
Well I have a problem with narcotic pain killers and today I went on a methadone program to help get me off Percocet, I was taking them far to often,and they were helping me with my migraines and then when I tried to stop.
www.migrainepage.com /dcforum/discussion/1722.html   (4052 words)

 Narcotic Pain Relievers
There are a variety of strong pain relievers, containing narcotic drugs, that your doctor may prescribe to help relieve your arthritis pain.
When you take narcotic drugs, you also run the risk of developing a dependence on the drugs.
Narcotic drugs work on pain receptors on nerve cells to relieve pain.
www.webmd.com /content/article/78/95616   (216 words)

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