Category: What is pain?

From opium to ibuprofen – the history of pain relief

From opium to ibuprofen – the history of pain relief

An inseparable part of every person’s life is pain. It is not surprising, therefore, that painkillers have been used since the inception of the first civilizations. For centuries, in the fight against ailments, people turned to prayers and victims, and organic drugs – opioids – were also used on the agenda. Today, medicine has gone …

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Pain relief

Pain relief

What is pain relief? Traditional painkillers are divided into proper anaesthetics (analgesics) and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (drugs of the “aspirin” series). Analgesics, in turn, are of two types. Some suppress pain directly in the place of their manifestation, interfering with the signal of pain to enter the brain. Most often, these drugs are used to …

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Pain relief and drugs

Pain relief and drugs

Analgesics This group of products includes medicinal substances of different chemical structure and mechanism of action. The main place among the painkillers are analgesics. There are narcotic and non-narcotic analgesics. Drugs include morphine, omnopon, promedol, fentanyl, etc. They suppress a variety of pain, including very severe pain resulting from injuries, burns, myocardial infarction. The analgesic …

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