Opioid-induced immunosuppression: is it centrally mediated or peripherally mediated?

@article{Wei2003OpioidinducedII,
  title={Opioid-induced immunosuppression: is it centrally mediated or peripherally mediated?},
  author={Gang Wei and Jonathan B Moss and Chun Su Yuan},
  journal={Biochemical pharmacology},
  year={2003},
  volume={65 11},
  pages={1761-6}
}
Opioid compounds are commonly used pain medications. However, their administration is associated with a number of side-effects. Among them, opioid-induced immunosuppression is a significant medical problem, which is evidenced by a strong association between the use of opioids and exacerbated infections, including AIDS. Research data have demonstrated the… CONTINUE READING