Opioid drugs


Opioid drugs

Exam Yield

Probability of getting 1 Question from this chapter 100%

A little fussy chapter, with a few classifications. But if you can ace them, 4 marks are probably assured.

Question Pattern

Questions probe about understanding of receptors and pharmacokinetics.

Remember to read duration different classifications and duration of action.

Recent Questions

Questions on this chapter from recent NEET and AIIMS examinations have been about
  • Classification of opioids based receptors
  • Opioid tolerance and exceptions
  • Opioid withdrawal – Clinical Features
  • Rx of Opioid Overdose
  • Methadone
  • Naltrexone – Use
  • Endogenous opioid peptide
  • Effects of opioid on it’s various receptors
  • Opioids and plasma protein binding

Suggested Revision

  • Pure vs Partial Antagonists
  • Classification of Opioids
  • Opioids and Receptor specificity
  • Epidural opioids
  • Methylnaltrexone – uses
  • Pure vs Partial Agonist
  • Rx of Opioid dependence

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