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Papers: 28 May 2022 - 3 Jun 2022

Pharmacology/Drug Development

2022 May 25

Exp Cell Res

Pre-treatment with morphine prevents lipopolysaccharide-induced acute respiratory distress syndrome in rats via activation of opioid receptors.


Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), a severe medical condition, is among the major causes of death in critically ill patients. Morphine is used as a therapeutic agent against severe pain. The mechanisms of its reactions over ARDS are not fully understood. The aim of this study was to assess the mechanism of morphine in rats with ARDS.