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The opioid epidemic: a central role for the blood brain barrier in opioid analgesia and abuse

Overview of attention for article published in Fluids and Barriers of the CNS, November 2017
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#1 of 194)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (93rd percentile)

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Title
The opioid epidemic: a central role for the blood brain barrier in opioid analgesia and abuse
Published in
Fluids and Barriers of the CNS, November 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12987-017-0080-3
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Authors

Charles P. Schaefer, Margaret E. Tome, Thomas P. Davis

Abstract

Opioids are currently the primary treatment method used to manage both acute and chronic pain. In the past two to three decades, there has been a surge in the use, abuse and misuse of opioids. The mechanism by which opioids relieve pain and induce euphoria is dependent on the drug crossing the blood-brain barrier and accessing the central nervous system. This suggests the blood brain barrier plays a central role in both the benefits and risks of opioid use. The complex physiological responses to opioids that provide the benefits and drive the abuse also needs to be considered in the resolution of the opioid epidemic.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 88 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 30 34%
Other 10 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 8%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 8%
Student > Postgraduate 3 3%
Other 10 11%
Unknown 21 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 18 20%
Medicine and Dentistry 9 10%
Neuroscience 9 10%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 7%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5 6%
Other 15 17%
Unknown 26 30%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 39. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 July 2020.
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#535,083
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