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Clonidine, an alpha2 adrenoceptor agonist, has anti-hypertensive and anti-nociceptive effects. It is commonly used in association with local anaesthetics and opioids to enhance the quality and duration of extradural analgesia in the postoperative period, and to decrease the incidence of side effects. As a sole analgesic, it has seldom been used to relieve(More)
To examine interactions between exogenous opioid analgesia and endogenous opioid generation at a site of burn-induced tissue injury, we measured beta-endorphin (BE) and corticosterone (C) in aliquots of plasma and wound fluid withdrawn from subcutaneous wire mesh chambers beneath the site of a 3-5% surface area burn. After brief inhalational anesthesia at(More)
We report a case of respiratory depression after intracerebroventricular morphine administration of a dose inadvertently 10 times greater than the typical daily dose. At the time of the respiratory dysfunction, the concentrations of morphine and its metabolites in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and plasma samples were determined. On comparison of these results(More)
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