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Monday, 23 February 2015

New hope in the fight against pain: Analgesic drugs could be used to treat patients with neuropathic pain

An international study led by scientists at McGill University reports, for the first time, that drugs that selectively target the melatonin MT2 receptor represent a novel class of analgesic drugs that could be used to treat patients with neuropathic pain.

 

Neuropathic pain is a disorder characterized by severe pain that sometimes develops following nerve damage resulting from conditions such as shingles, injury, amputation, autoimmune inflammation and cancer. It is a permanent pain that persists for months or years.

New hope in the fight against pain: Analgesic drugs could be used to treat patients with neuropathic pain -- ScienceDaily

See also: Fibromyalgia Is a Neuropathic Pain Syndrome

Pamela is a former accountant, recovering journalist and international cat herder, disabled and chronically sick with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Fibromyalgia and Cervical spondylosis, fluent in three languages; English, Spanish and Rubbish. Mostly writes in the latter. She likes Genealogy, Model Railways and Cats.

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