Pain, Analgesia, and Addiction: The Pharmacologic Treatment of Pain.

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Abstract

The medical education system devotes little time to instruction in pain management, and the many articles and meetings offered each year on this topic are not necessarily accessible to the busy practitioner. Thus, a lack of basic science review and the perpetuation of clinical pain management practices that do not effectively control acute or chronic pain results. This book tries to provide basic information about pain and recommendations for rational pain treatment with medications.

The first of three sections reviews, in individual chapters, the anatomic, physiologic, and psychologic aspects of pain and clearly emphasizes the integration and modulation of input

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