What Are Opiates? - Definition, Examples & Effects


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What are opiates?

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1. Which of the following is an example of an opiate?

2. Which opiate has no medicinal use?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You'll find questions on this quiz and worksheet that are designed to assess your knowledge of opiates in an easy-to-follow way. Just a few of the topics addressed here include an example of an opiate drug and why someone might become addicted to opiates.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Take this quiz to see how well you know:

  • The definition of an opiate
  • An example of an opiate
  • The opiate that has no medicinal use
  • Why someone might become addicted to opiates
  • The effects of opiate addiction

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the definition of an opiate drug
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the effects of opiate addiction and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the opiate that has no medicinal use

Additional Learning

Take a look at our lesson called What Are Opiates? - Definition, Examples & Effects if you'd like to learn more about this subject. After completing this lesson, you should be ready to:

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