Analgesic

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Introduction

  • An agent that pharmacologically attenuates pain.
  • Agents of different classes may be used to manage different types of pain although they are not classified as analgesics.
  • For example neurogenic pain may respond to:

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References

  1. Stedman's Medical Dictionary 27th ed, Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore, 1999
  2. Prescriber's Letter 21(4): 2014 Analgesics in Pregnancy and Lactation Detail-Document#: [1] (subscription needed) [2]

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