A preliminary evaluation of the effects of opioids on innate and adaptive human in vitro immune function — Boland et al. — BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care

Preliminary studies using standardised in vitro methodologies have demonstrated that some therapeutic opioids suppress IL-6 production. Although this might potentially suppress bacterial defence mechanisms, it would have little direct effect on anticancer immunity.

via A preliminary evaluation of the effects of opioids on innate and adaptive human in vitro immune function — Boland et al. — BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care.

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