Analgesics

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Abstract

Analgesic drugs act in various ways on the peripheral and central nervous systems; they include paracetamol (para-acetylaminophenol, also known in the US as acetaminophen), the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as the salicylates, and opioid drugs such as morphine and opium. They are distinct from anesthetics, which reversibly eliminate sensation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPharmaceutical Chemistry
EditorsD.G. Watson
Pages269-296
Edition1st
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2011

Keywords

  • analgesics
  • pharmacology

Cite this

Edrada-Ebel, R. (2011). Analgesics. In D. G. Watson (Ed.), Pharmaceutical Chemistry (1st ed., pp. 269-296)