Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Opiate use linked to early mortality in IBD patients

(HealthDay)—Heavy use of opiates among patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) is tied to increased risk of premature all-cause death, according to a study published in the April issue of Clinical Gastroenterology ...

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In medicine, the term opiate describes any of the narcotic opioid alkaloids found as natural products in the opium poppy plant.

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