Friday, April 25, 2014

Opioids and other analgesics mnemonic

Hey everyone!

I kept forgetting the unique feature of opioids and hence I felt a compulsive need to make a mnemonic. It was really hard making a mnemonic for it but I managed and I hope it helps!

Meperidine, Methadone, Nalbuphine and Pentazocine mnemonic
Meperidine or Pethidine is the only opioid that has antimuscarinic actions.
Mathadone is used for long term maintenance of opioid addicts.
Nalbuphine and Pentazocine are mixed agonist antagonists.

Buprenorphine, Naltrexone, Naloxone, Methylnaltrexone, Codeine, Dextromethorphan mnemonic
Buprenorphine is a partial agonist.
Naltrexone, Naloxone & Methylnaltrexone are complete antagonists.
Codeine & Dextromethorphan are used for cough.

Opioids open potassium channels and modulate synaptic transmission
That's all!
Morphine and opiates.


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