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POTENTIAL INTERVENTIONS IN THE MANAGEMENT OF NEUROPATHIC PAIN

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Author(s): Sukhvir kaur1

Journal: International Journal of Pharmacy and Biological Sciences
ISSN 2230-7605

Volume: 1;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 328;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: neuropathic pain | allodynia | hyperalgesia | sympathetic dysfunction

ABSTRACT
Neuropathic pain (NP) is a wide term, associated with damage to peripheral nerves, spinal nerves and to the central nervous system (CNS). It is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality and its prevalence is continuously increasing in industrialised nations. It is characterised by allodynia, hyperalgesia and hyperpathia leading to sympathetic dysfunction and dystrophic changes. Number of synthetic drugs are used in the management of neuropathic pain but are of no use as they elicit several adverse effects. Hence the present review delineated with the management of neuropathic pain by the aid of herbal drugs and few newer synthetic drugs that are efficacious and potent.
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