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analgesic

 [an″al-je´zik]
1. relieving pain.
2. pertaining to analgesia.
3. an agent that relieves pain without causing loss of consciousness.
narcotic analgesic opioid analgesic.
nonsteroidal antiinflammatory analgesic (NSAIA) nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug.
opiate analgesic (opioid analgesic) any of a class of compounds that bind with a number of closely related specific receptors (opioid receptors) in the central nervous system to block the perception of pain or affect the emotional response to pain; such compounds include opium and its derivatives, as well as a number of synthetic compounds, and are used for moderate to severe pain. Chronic administration or abuse may lead to dependence.

tra·ma·dol

(trah'mă-dol),
An analgesic drug with a mechanism of action that is unusual in that one optic isomer exerts typical opioid-type effects and the other isomer interacts with the reuptake and/or release of norepinephrine and serotonin in nerve terminals.

tramadol

/tra·ma·dol/ (tram´ah-dol″) an opioid analgesic used as the hydrochloride salt for the treatment of pain following surgical procedures and oral surgery.

tramadol

(trăm′ə-dôl′)
n.
A synthetic analgesic, C16H25NO2, used in its hydrochloride form to treat moderate to moderately severe pain. It is structurally similar to codeine and has both opioid and nonopioid effects.

tramadol

a central analgesic.
indications It is used to manage moderate to severe pain.
contraindications Factors that prohibit its use are known hypersensitivity to this drug or acute intoxication with any central nervous system depressant.
adverse effects Seizures and GI bleeding are life-threatening effects. Other adverse effects are dizziness, central nervous system stimulation, somnolence, headache, anxiety, confusion, euphoria, hallucination, nausea, constipation, vomiting, dry mouth, diarrhea, abdominal pain, anorexia, flatulence, vasodilation, orthostatic hypotension, tachycardia, hypertension, abnormal electrocardiograms, pruritus, rash, urticaria, vesicles, urinary retention or frequency, menopausal symptoms, dysuria, and menstrual disorders.

tramadol

Ultram® Pharmacology An analgesic Adverse effects Constipation, N&V, vertigo, headache, somnolence, anaphylactoid reactions, drug abuse, seizures

tramadol

A centrally-acting synthetic opiate pain-killing drug. It is less likely to cause respiratory depression, constipation, euphoria and addiction than many of the ipioid agonists. It is currently the fourth most commonly prescribed analgesic in the world. Brand names are Tramake, Zamadol and Zydol.

tramadol

; Zamadol potent opioid analgesic; fewer side-effects than other opioids (i.e. less respiratory depression, constipation, addiction potential)

tramadol

an opioid partial μ agonist.
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ODT is between two and four times better at inducing analgesia than tramadol that is not metabolised successfully.
Like other medicines on the list, people will only be able to purchase Tramadol with a 'red' prescription, while pharmacists caught selling black market Tramadol will be considered to be drug dealers.
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