Pharmacological Basics of Clinical Anaesthesia: Analgesia

  • F. Camu
  • M. H. Lauwers
  • C. Van Lersberghe
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Opioid agents are essential for achieving the suppression of reflex responses to noxious surgical and anaesthetic stimulations, one of the major objectives of anaesthesia. They interfere with the transmission of nociceptive impulses at the spinal cord and the brain, thereby reducing the resulting reflex responses to pain.


Drug Effect Cerebral Perfusion Pressure Pharmacological Basic Noxious Stimulation Clinical Anaesthesia 
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  • F. Camu
  • M. H. Lauwers
  • C. Van Lersberghe

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