Define analgesics and their utility
List the subtypes of opioid receptor and their functions
Describe the mode of action of narcotic analgesics
Describe the pharmacophoric requirement for a molecule to act as opioid antagonist
Describe the development of morphine and their derivatives
Illustrate the structure-activity relationship of various narcotic analgesics
Define narcotic antagonists and their utility
Analgesics are agents that relieve pain by acting centrally to elevate pain threshold without disturbing consciousness or altering other sensory modalities. Pain is a very important protective phenomenon that accompanies many pathological conditions. However, in fulfilling ...