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Pain Relief

From Analgesics to Alternative Therapies

Edited by Cecilia Maldonado

University of the Republic, Uruguay

Since the beginning of times, pain treatment has been the motive of research giving birth to multiple groups of pharmacological families and therapies. Pain perception is a construction built over the biological phenomenon of signal transduction surrounded by different factors such as gender, age, and sociocultural status, among others. The concept of pain as the solely biological manifestation of defense is nowadays considered as a narrow-minded view of this topic. In this regard concepts such as newborns feel no pain or older people complain about everything therefore should not be paid attention when referring pain, are being left behind in the understanding that pain alleviation is a human right and everybody feeling pain should be helped for its relief. This book comprises many aspects of pain treatment and the drugs involved in it. From old analgesics with new mechanisms of action for pain alleviation to analgesics potential for diminishing oxidative stress; from pharmacological therapies to electrical ones, going through alternative medicine; and from pain treatment in dentistry to chronic pain therapies, also boarding the treatment of migraine, different experts share their knowledge on the topic.

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Pain ReliefFrom Analgesics to Alternative TherapiesEdited by Cecilia Maldonado

Published: May 24th 2017

DOI: 10.5772/63264

ISBN: 978-953-51-3188-5

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-3187-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4831-9

Copyright year: 2017

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35482 Total Chapter Downloads

18 Crossref Citations

11 Web of Science Citations

33 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Pain Relief - From Analgesics to Alternative Therapies

By Cecilia Maldonado


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2. Advance Delivery System Dosage Form for Analgesic, Their Rationale, and Specialty

By Mohamed Ibrahim Noordin


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3. Pharmacotherapy of Chronic Pain

By Marta Vázquez and Pietro Fagiolino


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4. Patient-Controlled Analgesia (PCA) in Acute Pain: Pharmacological and Clinical Aspects

By Marcos Tadeu Parron Fernandes, Fernanda Bortolanza Hernandes, Thaís Natália de Almeida, Vitor Pinheiro Sobottka, Regina Célia Poli- Frederico and Karen Barros Parron Fernandes


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5. A Review of Intravenous Lidocaine Infusion Therapy for Paediatric Acute and Chronic Pain Management

By Gillian R. Lauder


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6. Analgesics Use in Dentistry

By Shaip Krasniqi and Armond Daci


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7. Headache of Analgesic Abuse as a Cause of New Pain Pathways Development

By Silvia Ussai and Alessandro Rizzardo


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8. Pharmacovigilance of the Analgesic Therapy

By Silvia Ussai


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9. Pharmacologic Management of Low Back Pain

By Dallas Schepers


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10. Paracetamol: Update on its Analgesic Mechanism of Action

By Christophe Mallet, Alain Eschalier and Laurence Daulhac


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11. Voltage-Gated Calcium Channel Antagonists: Potential Analgesics for Jejunal Pains

By Kania Bogdan Feliks and Danuta Wrońska


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12. Interaction of Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) with Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS): Possible Biomedical Implications

By Norman A. García, Mabel Bregliani and Adriana Pajares


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13. Effect of Nonpharmacological Therapies on Pain and Health Perception in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis

By Paweł Lizis, Wojciech Kobza, Grzegorz Mańko, Marcin Sitarz and Jarosław Pyka


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14. Natural Products as a Source for Novel Analgesic Compounds

By Rehab Fawzy Abdel-Rahman


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15. Sweet Solution Analgesia

By Khawla Nuseir, Manal Kassab and Mohammed Al-Azzani


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16. Analgesics: New Target and Sources

By Mohammad Saleem and Huma Naz


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17. Analgesic Potential of Extracts and Derived Natural Products from Medicinal Plants

By Abdur Rauf, Noor Jehan, Zarka Ahmad and Mohammad S. Mubarak


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