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Breathing under the influence of … fentanyl

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May 30, 2018

An animal study at NIDA’s intramural research labs suggests fentanyl-induced respiratory depression affects the temperature of the brain, triggering brain hypoxia and hyperglycemia.

Brain oxygen levels change in rat brains with low doses of fentanylBrain oxygen levels change in rat brains with low doses of fentanyl Courtesy of NIDA IRP

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