Mechanisms and modulators of opioid analgesia

B. R. Stacey, W. D. Watkins

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Three general avenues of recent research serve to advance the basis of understanding of opioid analgesia: (1) the characterization of opioid receptors; (2) the definition of endogenous substances that mediate or modulate opioid receptor function; (3) an improved understanding of opioid tolerance and dependence. Advances in each area are revealing treatment and pharmacologic strategies which promise safer and more effective treatment of pain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)343-346
Number of pages4
JournalCurrent Opinion in Anaesthesiology
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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