Chapter 18 Pharmacology

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Ao fibers (224)
nerves that transmit sensations of sharp pain

analgesics
a drug used to reduce or eliminate pain

C fibers
nerves that transmit dull, pooly localized pain

cyclooxygenase
(COX-1 and COX-2) key enzyme in the prostaglandin metabolic pathway that is blocked by aspirin and other NSAIDS

endogenous opiods
chemicals produced naturally within the body that decrease or eliminate pain; the closely resemble the actions of morphine

kappa receptor
type of opioid receptor

methadone maintenance
treatment of opioid dependence by using methadone

migraine
sever headache preceded by auras that may include nausea and vomiting

mu receptor
type of opioid recpetor

narcotic
natural or synthetic drug related to morphine; may be used as a broader legal term referring to hallucinogens, CNS stimulatns, marijuana, and other illegal drugs

neuropathic pain
caused by injury to nerves and typically described as burning, shooting or numb pain

nociceptive pain
pain produced by injury to a body tissue

nocieptors
receptor connected with nerves that receive and transmit pain signals to the spinal cord and the brain

opiates
substance closely related to morphine extraced from the poppy plant

opioid
substance obtained from the unrope seeds of the poppyplant; natural or synthetic morphine-like substance

patient-controled analgesia
pan relief system whereby the patient self sdministers the appropraite dose

supstance P
neurotransmitter within the spinal cor involved in the neural transmission of pain.

tension headache
common tpe of head pain caused by stress and relieved by non narcotic analgesics

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We use cookies to give you the best experience possible. By continuing we’ll assume you’re on board with our cookie policy Nociception this is the detection of noxious stimuli (tissue damaging) Algesia this is the ability to detect intense pain …

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