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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology|
|State||Published - 1994|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine