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Document ID (ISN)69667
CIS number 97-1572
ISSN - Serial title 1232-1087 - International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Gˇrski P., Uliński S.
Title Effect of occupational exposure to opiates on the respiratory system
Bibliographic information 1996, Vol.9, No.3, p.245-253. Illus. 48 ref.
Abstract The possible mechanisms of the effects of opiates on the respiratory system are reviewed. The known pathophysiology of opiate effects is described, and results of studies on lung function in opiate-exposed workers are summarized. While some cases of bronchial asthma observed in these workers can be explained by the stimulation of opioid receptors in the central nervous system, the possibility of immunological reactions is also possible. Procedures for the diagnosis of opiate-induced asthma are described.
Descriptors (primary) narcotics; pharmaceutical industry; pulmonary function; asthma
Descriptors (secondary) lymphocytes; Poland; pathogenesis; immunoglobulin changes; diagnosis; USA
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvincePoland
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Pharmaceutical industry
Alcohol and drug abuse