Acute opioid intoxication

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A rare intoxication with opioids a large group of alkaloid analgesics mainly characterized by miosis (pinpoint pupil) respiratory depression (bradypnea/apnea) and central nervous system depression (sedation or coma). Other manifestations include hypotension reduced bowel motility hypothermia and hypoglycemia. Naloxone a competitive inhibitor of the mu-opioid receptor is a potent antagonist and is used as the antidote for opioid intoxication.

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