Simple analgesics and pain

  • D. E. Caughey

Abstract

Pain is the major symptom of patients with disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Depending upon the structures involved, the pathophysiological basis for it, and the modulating influences, the severity and quality of the pain may change. Because of differences in pathophysiology, the varying role of psychological factors, and the different approaches to management, it is useful to divide pain into acute and chronic.

Keywords

Fatigue Depression Serotonin Histamine Prostaglandin 

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