A video on Mu, Delta, Kappa and ORL1 receptors

By Flavio Guzmán, MD
This lecture discusses the following topics:

  • General classification
  • Cellular actions of opioid receptors
  • Anatomical distribution and physiologic effects of mu, delta and kappa receptors
  • Agonists and antagonists
  • ORL-1 receptors

References and further reading

Katzung, B. Basic and Clinical Pharmacology. 11th ed. McGraw Hill Medical, 2009

Koneru A, Sreemantula S, Rizwan. Endogenous Opioids: Their Physiological Role and Receptors. Global J. Pharmacol., 3 (3): 149-153, 2009

McDonald J, Lambert DJ. Opioid Receptors. Continuing Education in Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain 2005 5:1

Trescot A, Sukdeb D. Opioid Pharmacology. Pain Physician 2008; 11:S133-S153

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