opioid receptor

  • opiate receptor
German: Opioidrezeptor
Japanese: オピオイド受容体

Neurology. Opioid receptors are membrane protein that binds endogenous opioids (e.g., enkephalins, endorphins), and exogenous opioids (e.g., naloxone) and opiats (e.g., morphine). The main effect is analgesia. Three classes are grouped according to the specific substances they bind and to the specific physiological effects.

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