Pharmacology of Pain

Pharmacology of PainBook Reviews: From the use of opium poppy extracts by the Egyptians millennia ago to the development of novel analgesics, our knowledge of the pharmacology of pain has evolved consider-ably. Most of this improved knowledge has occurred in the past few decades. Previously, analgesics were still mainly derived from extracts of the willow and the poppy. Improved understanding of the mechanisms of pain at cellular, molecular, and synaptic levels has al-lowed the development of analgesics acting on new targets, providing new hope for better pain management and improved quality of life in millions of patients worldwide.

This rapid evolution of knowledge was the inspiration for this book. The most recent book on the topic was edited by Dickenson, Besson, and Appleton in 1997. This older book did not even mention some of the mechanisms of pain and analgesia to which entire chapters of Pharmacology of Pain are devoted. In fact, the vast majority of studies cited as references in our book were published in the past 10 years. These studies include

would still be timely after the book was published, given the rapid evolution of knowledge in this field. The authors are confident that The authors have succeeded in meeting both challenges, mainly because all chapters were authored by leading experts on the topic covered. The authors are very fortunate that The authors were able to include so many world-renowned experts on the pharmacology of pain in a single book. The authors therefore extend our gratitude to all those who agreed to take up the challenge of providing this state-of-the-art review of such rapidly evolving fields. Our gratitude also goes to Elizabeth Endres and all the IASP Press staff, for their help and copy editing of all the manuscripts, several written by authors for whom English is not their first language. Finally, The authors would like to thank Dr. Catherine Bushnell, Editor-in-Chief of IMP Press, for her guidance throughout the process.

Bibliographical Data of Pharmacology of Pain 1st Ed

Reference Type: Book
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Author: Pierre Beaulieu, Anthony Dickenson, David Lussier, Frank Porreca
Year: 2010
Place Published: Washington, Us
Publisher: IASP
Number of Pages: 622
Edition: 1
ISBN -10: 0931092787
ISBN-13: 978-0931092787
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