The use of receptor-selective agents as analgesics in the spinal cord: Trends and possibilities

T. L. Yaksh, P. A.C. Durant, D. M. Gaumann, Craig Stevens, Erling Mjanger

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Abstract

This review presents current work on the pharmacology of spinal receptor systems that modulate the processing of nociceptive information. Systems considered are those which might directly block the postsynaptic effects of putative primary afferent neurotransmitters (such as substance P and excitatory amino acids) and those which modulate dorsal systems (opioid, adrenergic, purinergic, neurotensin, cholinergic, GABAergic and somatostatin). Concerns that arise from the spinal use of receptor selective agents are presented and the minimum preclinical studies necessary prior to the use of a novel agent in man are described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)129-138
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Pain and Symptom Management
Volume2
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1987

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Neurotensin
Excitatory Amino Acids
Substance P
Somatostatin
Automatic Data Processing
Adrenergic Agents
Cholinergic Agents
Opioid Analgesics
Neurotransmitter Agents
Analgesics
Spinal Cord
Pharmacology

Keywords

  • Analgesia and adenosine
  • adrenergic receptors
  • opioid receptors
  • spinal cord and receptor systems
  • spinal cord and toxicology

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Yaksh, T. L. ; Durant, P. A.C. ; Gaumann, D. M. ; Stevens, Craig ; Mjanger, Erling. / The use of receptor-selective agents as analgesics in the spinal cord : Trends and possibilities. In: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 1987 ; Vol. 2, No. 3. pp. 129-138.
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In: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, Vol. 2, No. 3, 01.01.1987, p. 129-138.

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