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Opiate Overdose or Sudden Death After the Loss of Tolerance During Detoxification or Imprisonment

Specialty:

Toxicology
Emergency Medicine
Critical Care

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

A person who uses opiates long enough will develop tolerance. This means that higher and higher doses are required to achieve a “high”.. The tolerance may be lost after a few days of abstinence.

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