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Opioids and Pain Relief: A Historical Perspective (Progress in Pain Research and Management, V. 25) Author: -
Title: Opioids and Pain Relief: A Historical Perspective (Progress in Pain Research and Management, V. 25)
ISBN: 0931092477
ISBN13: 978-0931092473
Other Formats: mbr lrf docx lit
Pages: 240 pages
Publisher: IASP Press; 1 edition (August 1, 2003)
Language: English
Category: Other
Size PDF version: 1473 kb
Size EPUB version: 1518 kb
Subcategory: Medicine & Health Sciences




Opioid use for the alleviation of pain can prove problematic. Differing opinions within the medical community arise from the dual nature of these drugs. Despite universal recognition of the potent analgesic effects of opioids, many health care providers are reluctant to employ them - especially for chronic pain - due to the risk for addiction. Ample literature exists for opioid addiction, yet this volume stands alone in its examination of the history of opioid use for pain relief. It presents a balanced view of the topic by discussing both the benefits and risks of opioid use in pain treatment.International experts from the pain field examine from a historical perspective International experts from the pain field examine from a historical perspective the beneficial and detrimental consequences of opioid use in pain management. From medieval times to the Victorian era to the 21st century, these specialists offer unprecedented insights into understanding and appreciating the usefulness of these drugs. They remove the mythological shrouds surrounding opioid use and they identify objective criteria for incorporating opioids into pain treatment protocols. This volume enlightens and informs readers so that they may broaden and deepen their understanding of the subject.