Definition: Supply Induced Demand, Dopesick, Opioid-use Disorder, Agonist, Adverse Childhood Experience Score, Warm Handoff

Supply induced demand

Demand created by unnecessary pushing, availability, and/or excess of supply (opioids by pharmaceuticals)

 

Dopesick

Illness from withdrawal symptoms from a drug

 

Opioid-use disorder

Misuse of opioids

 

Agonist

A chemical that binds to a receptor and activates the receptor to produce a biological response

 

Adverse Childhood Experience Score

Score from a test to gauge extent of adverse experiences a person had in childhood, to gauge potential for negative repercussions in their lives later

 

Warm hand-off

A transfer of care between two members of the health care team, where the handoff occurs in front of the patient and family

 

 

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