Kappa opioid receptors are one of the three classes of opioid receptors that have been described so far. The two others are the delta and the mu receptors. Kappa agonists possess potential clinical advantages, including analgesia with greatly reduced likelihood of physical dependence.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationxPharm
Subtitle of host publicationThe Comprehensive Pharmacology Reference
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9780080552323
StatePublished - 2007


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