Capsaicin: identification, nomenclature, and pharmacotherapy.

  title={Capsaicin: identification, nomenclature, and pharmacotherapy.},
  author={Geoffrey A. Cordell and O E Araujo},
  journal={The Annals of pharmacotherapy},
  volume={27 3},
OBJECTIVE To provide a brief overview of the chemical history, analysis, nomenclature, biology, pharmacology, and pharmacotherapy of capsaicin. DATA SOURCES Chemical Abstracts, Biological Abstracts, and a MEDLINE search were used to identify pertinent literature; selected literature was used in this review. DATA EXTRACTION Original articles, reviews, and abstracts of articles were used to select material pertinent to the objectives of the review. The volume of material available prohibits… CONTINUE READING


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