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Treatment of chronic pain each year, resulting in the expenditure of billions of pain presents a challenge to the physician in that the dollars for various treatment modalities, pain and its un- underlying cause is often not readily apparent. Some causes of neuropathic pain in- sensory (somatic) and psychological (affective) compo- clude diabetic neuropathies, shingles (herpes zoster), nents. Neuropathic pain responds well in many cases to thera- The affective (psychological) aspects of pain play a crit- pies other than the use of opioids and nonsteroidal an- ical role in pain perception. A -fibers are the site for rapid bates anxiety, decreases the comfort of the patient, and transmission of sharp, painful stimuli. Such fibers are results in disturbances in sleeping, eating, and locomo- myelinated and enter the dorsal horn, from which point tion, creating a cycle of related medical problems. The the ascending systems of the spinothalamic tract are ac- drugs described in this chapter are used to interrupt tivated. The nonopioid analgesics act to decrease the synapse on spinothalamic tract neurons, are responsible generation of the mediators of pain at the site of tissue for the slower transmission (fibers are not myelinated) damage, although several of the drugs also have some ef- of nociceptive impulses, resulting in a dull, aching sen- fects within the central nervous system (CNS). The A -fibers and C-fibers are activated by oid analgesics are unique in that they not only block the mechanoreceptors. A -fibers and C-fibers are also acti- incoming nociceptive signals to the brain but also act at vated by other types of nociceptors, such as those re- higher brain centers, controlling the affective compo- sponding to heat and chemicals. The drugs described in this chapter do plasticity of pain-modulating systems that contribute to not constitute the entirety of the armamentarium of the chronic long-lasting nature of pain have been re- therapies for pain relief. Many patients respond best to viewed in detail by Julius and Basbaum (2001) and in- a combination of therapies. Therapeutic modalities in clude alterations in numerous intracellular signaling addition to the drugs described in this chapter include systems beyond the scope of this chapter. The loss of quality of life for a patient with either Cells in the substantia gelatinosa (lamina II contains acute or chronic pain has led to extensive development highest levels of opioid binding) of the dorsal horn of of various drugs to treat pain. Such drugs eliminate pain the spinal cord respond to incoming nociceptive stimuli by either decreasing the underlying cause of the pain and regulate, or gate, the transmission of nociceptive (as do the nonopioid analgesics described later) or de- impulses to other pathways within the CNS via the creasing the transmission of nociceptive impulses and 312 IV DRUGS AFFECTING THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM pain perception (as do the opioids). Both nonopioid COX-2 seems to play a role in colon cancer and and opioid drugs are described in detail in this chapter. NONOPIOID ANALGESICS Salicylates Chemistry In general, pain is first treated with the nonopioid anal- gesics. These drugs are useful for treatment of pain, Aspirin is a weak organic acid and is one of the oldest fever, and inflammation and for reduction of platelet known drugs for the relief of fever and pain. Although the NSAIDs are less effective mains the standard to which most NSAIDs are com- than the opioids in providing pain relief, they do not pared for efficacy. The mechanism of action of traditional NSAIDs Pharmacokinetics involves blockade of the production of prostaglandins by inhibition of the enzyme cyclooxygenase (COX) at the Aspirin itself is an acid with a pKa of 3. COX was originally thought to be a single enzyme cylates are rapidly absorbed upon oral administration, that was responsible for the conversion of arachidonic with most absorption occurring in the small intestine. The prostanoids pro- The pH of the stomach, a secondary site of drug ab- duced by COX activity include those that are involved sorption, along with the gastric emptying time of the in inflammatory responses in tissue leading to detri- stomach, determines the rate of absorption of the drug. Buffering of the drug decreases irritation in the be accompanied by ulceration of the stomach lining and stomach, increases drug solubility, and therefore may renal damage. However, COX-2 is not constitutively active and Absorption of aspirin from rectal suppositories is is induced by traumatic tissue injury, although some ev- slower and more variable than from oral administra- idence of low levels of COX-2 constitutive activity ex- tion. Aspirin is im- of COX-2 led to the hypothesis that the major thera- mediately hydrolyzed by various esterases in the stom- peutic benefit of the COX inhibitors was due to the ach and in the liver to acetate and salicylic acid. Salicylic block of inducible COX-2, while the major problematic acid is glucuronidated, conjugated to glycine to form side effects of the NSAIDs were due to COX-1 inhibi- salicyluric acid (the major metabolic pathway), oxidized tion. Although this hypothesis has undergone several it- to gentisic acid (a minor metabolic pathway), or re- erations, it does appear that the COX-2 inhibitors can at mains free as salicylic acid, which is secreted in the the very least be described as gut sparing. Diflunisal (Dolobid) dif- NSAIDs appear to be nonselective for COX-1 and fers from other salicylates in that it is not metabolized COX-2.

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Autoimmune more likely to develop type 1 diabetes than an individual without the DR4 allele. The basis of the HLA association is not well understood, although there are some hypotheses. Most autoimmune diseases are charac- terized by the expression of class II MHC on cells of the Parentage body that do not normally express these proteins. This Among other tests, HLA typing can sometimes be may confuse the killer T-cells, which respond inappropri- used to determine parentage, most commonly pater- ately by attacking these cells. Whatever HLA-typing can provide valuable DNA-based evi- the underlying mechanism, certain HLA-types are known dence contributing to the determination of identity in factors that increase the relative risk for developing spe- criminal cases. Additionally, it is a technology that has carry the HLA B-27 allele have a relative risk of 77–90 been applied internationally in the human-rights arena. The period under the dictatorship was marked by the murder and disappearance of thousands who were one in the general population. HLA-typing was one tool used In addition to autoimmune disease, HLA-type less to determine non-parentage and return children to their commonly plays a role in susceptibility to other diseases, biological families. Conversely, some HLA-types confer a Anthropologic studies protective advantage for certain types of infectious dis- ease. In addition, there are rare immune deficiency dis- HLA-typing has proved to be an invaluable tool in eases that result from inherited mutations of the genes of the study of the evolutionary origins of human popula- components of the major histocompatibility complex. This information, in turn, contributes to an under- GALE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF GENETIC DISORDERS 699 standing of cultural and linguistic relationships and prac- perature (i. 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Malignant fever see Malignant hyperthermia Triggering drugs that may lead to malignant hyper- thermia include: Malignant hyperpyrexia see Malignant • halothane hyperthermia • enflurane • isoflurane • sevoflurane IMalignant hyperthermia • desflurane Definition • methoxyflurane Malignant hyperthermia (MH) is a condition that • ether causes a number of physical changes to occur among • succinylcholine genetically susceptible individuals when they are exposed to a particular muscle relaxant or certain types of Once an MH susceptible person is exposed to one or medications used for anesthesia. The changes may more of these anesthesia drugs, they can present with a include increased rate of breathing, increased heart rate, variety of signs. One of the first clues that a person is sus- muscle stiffness, and significantly increased body tem- ceptible to MH is often seen when they are given a mus- 700 GALE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF GENETIC DISORDERS cle relaxant called succinyl choline. 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