Event Title

Fentanyl: The Effects of Early Exposure into Adulthood

Presenter Information

Ginny Park
Jordan Taylor
Jasmine Rios

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

College

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Location

SMSU Event Center BC

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Cynthia Crawford

Start Date

5-16-2019 9:30 AM

End Date

5-16-2019 11:00 AM

Abstract

The Opioid Epidemic has begun to consume our society with the highest overdose records, the increasing popularity for its recreational and medical use, as well as the accessibility for an opioid prescription as a treatment for pain. Women have become a distinct victim to the Opioid Epidemic, with evidence of pregnant women also consuming opioids for pain relief treatments. With research of alcohol-use during pregnancy resulting in developmental abnormalities, opioid-use during pregnancy should also result in set a developmental abnormalities. But unfortunately, there is a lack of knowledge and research that provides further information regarding these consequences. In our study, we are interested in investigating the effects of early exposure of fentanyl that are expressed in adulthood as opioid-mediated behaviors. By using an animal model experiment, we will be able to assess and identify the relationship of specific individuals who may have experienced early exposure to fentanyl. These specific opioid-mediated behaviors and characteristics may further our insight regarding the effect and influence of early opioid exposure. Opioid-mediated behavior such as the effects of morphine-induced antinociception, and the level of motivation regarding self administration for the opioid itself.

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May 16th, 9:30 AM May 16th, 11:00 AM

Fentanyl: The Effects of Early Exposure into Adulthood

SMSU Event Center BC

The Opioid Epidemic has begun to consume our society with the highest overdose records, the increasing popularity for its recreational and medical use, as well as the accessibility for an opioid prescription as a treatment for pain. Women have become a distinct victim to the Opioid Epidemic, with evidence of pregnant women also consuming opioids for pain relief treatments. With research of alcohol-use during pregnancy resulting in developmental abnormalities, opioid-use during pregnancy should also result in set a developmental abnormalities. But unfortunately, there is a lack of knowledge and research that provides further information regarding these consequences. In our study, we are interested in investigating the effects of early exposure of fentanyl that are expressed in adulthood as opioid-mediated behaviors. By using an animal model experiment, we will be able to assess and identify the relationship of specific individuals who may have experienced early exposure to fentanyl. These specific opioid-mediated behaviors and characteristics may further our insight regarding the effect and influence of early opioid exposure. Opioid-mediated behavior such as the effects of morphine-induced antinociception, and the level of motivation regarding self administration for the opioid itself.