The Pharmacology of Pain by A. DickensonThe Pharmacology of Pain by A. Dickenson

The Pharmacology of Pain

EditorA. Dickenson, J.-M. Besson

Paperback | October 1, 2011

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There have been many recent advances in the pharmacology of pain, both in terms of mechanisms of transmission and events underlying the production of analgesia. This volume provides an up-to-date overview of the field and will be of use to everyone interested in the basic science of pain. The chapters, all by international experts in the field, range from the peripheral events through to central mechanisms, with emphasis on the transmitters and receptors implicated in transmission and control. The book covers acute, inflammatory and neuropathic pain, and each chapter links the basic aspects with the therapeutic applications, both in terms of drug development and clinical approaches.
Title:The Pharmacology of PainFormat:PaperbackDimensions:501 pagesPublished:October 1, 2011Publisher:Springer Berlin HeidelbergLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:364264550X

ISBN - 13:9783642645501

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Table of Contents

Contents: Animal Models of Analgesia.- Peripheral Mediators of Pain.- Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs and Pain.- The Sympathetic Nervous System and Pain.- Excitability Blockers: Anticonvulsants and Low Concentration Local Anesthetics in the Treatment of Chronic Pain.- Tachykinins: Central and Peripheral Effects.- Growth Factors and Pain.- Mechanisms of Central Hypersensitivity.- Novel Modulators in Nociception.- Pharmacological Studies of Nociceptive Systems Using the C-Fos Immunohistochemical Technique.- Molecular Aspects of Opioid Receptors.- Opioid Pharmacology of Acute and Chronic Pain.- Opioid Problems, and Morphine Metabolism and Excretion.- Inhibitory Neurotransmitters and Nociception.- Role of Descending Noradrenergic and Serotoninergic Pathways in the Modulation of Nociception.- Neonatal Pharmacology of Pain.