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Pain Management board


The two natural alkaloids used directly for PM that issue from opium are codeine and morphine. The other major alkaloid is thebaine, but this is synthesized before use in PM. So, codeine and morphine are opiates.

Pretty much, the remainder are opioids, either partially or fully synthetic. Examples of partial synthetics would be hydrocodone (Vicodin), Hydromorphone (Dilaudid), oxycodone (OxyContin) and such. Examples of fully synthetic opioids would be Methadone and Ultram. I believe that Demerol is also fully synthetic, but I'm not positive. Of course, there are other examples but hopefully these will do.

steve