Encyclopedia of Pain

2007 Edition

Algesic Agent / Algesic Chemical

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-29805-2_142

Definition

A chemical substance that elicits pain when administered (or released from pathologically altered tissue) in a concentration that excites nociceptors. Examples are: serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine) and bradykinin (a nonapeptide).

 Sensitization of Muscular and Articular Nociceptors

 Visceral Pain Model, Angina Pain

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