Tagged: Substance dependence

Opioid Agents in the Treatment of Restless Legs Syndrome

Opioid medications prove particularly beneficial in patients with severe restless legs syndrome (RLS) or who have developed complications, such as augmentation, on other therapy. Al-though addiction and side effects require close monitoring, it is...

Pharmacology in Action – Opiate Bioassay

Bioassays are important and classic tools of pharmacology that provide relatively quick and inexpensive tests of agonist-receptor activity on a biological response.The assays generally measure a simple response in a tissue that is in...

Models of Drug Abuse and Dependence

Over the years, many different explanations of drug abuse, dependence, and addiction have been proposed. Some of these explanations are meant to be mutually exclusive (that is, both explanations cannot be true at the...

Features of Drug Abuse and Dependence

Drug addiction is a chronic, relapsing behavioral disorder Before proceeding further, try writing down your definition of drug addiction in one or two sentences. Were you easily able to come up with a satisfactory...