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 Definition Opiate antagonist, that binds receptors of endogenous opiates or drugs like morphine, codeine and heroin. [d] [e]

Minor pedantry

Although "opiate" were once used strictly for derivatives of opium, this has fallen into inconsistent use, and many papers now refer to endogenous opiates where once some pharmacologists would have objected that this is nonsense. I think that there are guides on pharmacological nomenclature - I'm not really a pharmocologist so am not hot on this, but maybe we should follow some formal convention here? I don't mind what we do, but we should probably be consistent (or else explain that opiate and opioid are more or less interchangeable in practice today)Gareth Leng 13:22, 8 March 2008 (CST)

Good idea, Gareth; unfortunately this article has already exhausted my knowledge of naloxone and opiates. Let's wait for more experts and a consensus to arrive. Thanks, Gareth and David, for your great additions to the article! Simon Overduin 12:14, 12 March 2008 (CDT)