Chapter

Opioids

Michael I. Bennett

in Neuropathic Pain

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print December 2010 | ISBN: 9780199563678
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191740305 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199563678.003.0014

Series: Oxford Pain Management Library

Opioids

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Opioid receptor structure and function can be altered in neuropathic pain states, leading to reduced sensitivity to opioids

Opioids were thought to be ineffective for neuropathic pain but substantial evidence exists to demonstrate analgesic efficacy, in some cases superior to more commonly used co-analgesics

The most convincing evidence supports use of morphine, oxycodone, and tramadol in neuropathic pain...

Chapter.  3850 words. 

Subjects: Anaesthetics ; Pain Medicine

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