Comparison of ketamine and pethidine in experimental and postoperative pain

@article{Maurset1989ComparisonOK,
  title={Comparison of ketamine and pethidine in experimental and postoperative pain},
  author={A Maurset and Lasse Ansgar Skoglund and Olav Hustveit and Ivar J. \Oye},
  journal={Pain},
  year={1989},
  volume={36},
  pages={37-41}
}
The analgesic efficiency of ketamine and pethidine was compared in experimental ischemic pain and postoperative pain after oral surgery. Naloxone 1.6 mg or placebo was given 5 min before the analgesic drug. The subjects recorded their pain on a visual analogue scale. Both ketamine 0.3 mg/kg and pethidine 0.7 mg/kg were effective as analgesics against the two types of pain studied. Naloxone prevented the analgesic effect of pethidine, but had no effect on ketamine analgesia. The results are in… CONTINUE READING

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