Sunday, August 3, 2008

Know how of the mediations that the patient rub on to their skin overlying the painful part.

1) A new term “targeted peripheral analgesics” has been suggested to replace the term topical analgesics, but is not in widespread use.
2) Ther is a huge difference between topical and transdermal analgesics are discussed in this article.
3) Topical analgesics exert their analgesic benefit locally and without significant systemic absorption.
4) The mechanism of the topical analgesic is unique to the specific medication.
5)
Recent data suggest that at least one topical analgesic, although applied peripherally, may result in central nervous system alterations of pain processing.

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