Chapter 6. Topical Opioids

  1. Gary J. McCleane MD, FFARCSI, DA, DipIMC, Dip Pain Mang Consultant in Pain Management

Published Online: 30 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300796.ch6

Pain Management: Expanding the Pharmacological Options

Pain Management: Expanding the Pharmacological Options

How to Cite

McCleane, G. J. (2009) Topical Opioids, in Pain Management: Expanding the Pharmacological Options, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300796.ch6

Author Information

  1. Rampark Pain Centre, Lurgan, Northern Ireland, Ireland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 6 JUN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405178235

Online ISBN: 9781444300796

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Keywords:

  • use of opioids of varying strengths and pain management;
  • peripheral opioid receptors;
  • topical opioids for pain;
  • effect of peripherally applied opioids on pain;
  • topical morphine on pain in dental surgery;
  • peripherally applied opioids in bladder spasm management;
  • peripheral opioid receptors - targets for peripherally applied opioids

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Peripheral opioid receptors

  • Topical opioids for pain

  • Conclusions

  • Bibliography