opiate vs opioid

Opiate vs Opioid

Opiate vs opioid? What is the difference? In the past, the term “opiate” referred to drugs refined from the opium poppy. Morphine is one of the first and the best-known opiates made from opium poppies. Opium itself was and is an “opiate.” Medical terminology introduced the word “opioids” to describe drugs that were chemically similar to…