Pain pp 285-287 | Cite as

NMDA Receptor Antagonists

  • Carrie Schroeder
  • Kristopher SchroederEmail author


NMDA receptor antagonists have a number of indications in chronic and acute pain. While ketamine represents the most frequently utilized analgesic from this group, other agents possess similar properties. The use of ketamine has been associated with significantly improved perioperative and chronic pain relief and decreased opioid requirements.


Ketamine NMDA Analgesia 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Surgical SciencesUniversity of Wisconsin School of Veterinary MedicineMadisonUSA
  2. 2.Department of AnesthesiologyUniversity of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public HealthMadisonUSA

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