Peripheral Receptor Targets for Analgesia: Novel Approaches to Pain Management

Peripheral Receptor Targets for Analgesia: Novel Approaches to Pain Management

Editor(s): Brian E. Cairns

Published Online: 5 AUG 2009

Print ISBN: 9780470251317

Online ISBN: 9780470522226

DOI: 10.1002/9780470522226

About this Book

A unique reference on peripheral pain receptor mechanisms

While considerable advances have been made on pharmacotherapies for many chronic disease states, options available to treat chronic pain have remained relatively unchanged for decades. However, utilizing the receptors involved in peripheral pain transduction mechanisms offers a significant opportunity to create novel therapies for pain.

A comprehensive review of peripheral pain mechanisms, Peripheral Receptor Targets for Analgesia: Novel Approaches to Pain Management provides a unique resource that brings together a body of knowledge that was previously widely dispersed. As such, it gives readers a framework for further basic and clinical studies on potential receptor targets, as well as the development of improved topical analgesics.

Coverage includes:

  • The latest discoveries by leading researchers relating to the function of various ion channels and receptors in the peripheral nervous system

  • Novel delivery techniques

  • An appendix listing currently available topical analgesic medications

  • A Foreword by Professor Lars Arendt-Nielsen of the Center for Sensory-Motor Interaction (SMI) at Aalborg University

An unmatched resource for improving drug therapies and making pain management more efficient, Peripheral Receptor Targets for Analgesia supplies pharmaceutical scientists, pharmacologists, neuroscientists, and graduate and upper-level undergraduate students with a comprehensive, up-to-date reference.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Peripheral Mechanism in Clinical Pain Conditions

  2. Part II: Specific Receptor Targets for Peripheral Analgesics

    1. Chapter 4

      Potassium Channels (pages 93–110)

      Daisuke Nishizawa, Toru Kobayashi and Kazutaka Ikeda

    2. Chapter 7

      Acid-Sensing Ion Channels and Pain (pages 153–174)

      Roxanne Y. Walder, Christopher J. Benson and Kathleen A. Sluka

    3. Chapter 14

      Opioid Receptors (pages 347–372)

      Claudia Herrera Tambeli, Luana Fischer and Carlos Amilcar Parada

  3. Part III: Delivery Systems

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