EPIDURAL MORPHINE IN TREATMENT OF PAIN

@article{Behar1979EPIDURALMI,
  title={EPIDURAL MORPHINE IN TREATMENT OF PAIN},
  author={M. Behar and D. Olshwang and F. Magora and J. Davidson},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={1979},
  volume={313},
  pages={527-529}
}
  • M. Behar, D. Olshwang, +1 author J. Davidson
  • Published 1979
  • Medicine
  • The Lancet
  • Epidural injections of a 2 mg morphine were given to 10 patients with severe acute or chronic pain. All cases had considerable amelioration of pain, which commenced within 2-3 min, reached a peak in 10-15 min, and was effective for 6-24 h. It is suggested that the morphine reached the subarachnoid space and produced its effect by direct action on the specific opiate receptors in the substantia gelatinosa of the posterior-horn cells of the spinal cord. 

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