Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are among the most commonly used medications and they are a mainstay in the treatment of inflammatory diseases. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are widely used to reduce pain associated with acute or chronic inflammation. Recently, a new class of inhibitors of the inducible enzyme cyclo-oxygenase-2 have become available. These inhibitors selectively target the inducible enzyme and have been shown to spare the gastrointestinal tract. While a role of cyclo-oxygenase-2 in the development of chronic inflammation has been well established, its role in pain perception is still unclear. Recent experimental data led to the hypothesis that cyclo-oxygenase-1 plays an important role in pain perception. This short review addresses some recent preclinical data as well as some clinical evidence showing that cyclo-oxygenase-1 is an important component of inflammatory pain.

Analgesia and cyclo-oxygenase inhibitors.

MELI, ROSARIA;CIRINO, GIUSEPPE
2001

Abstract

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are among the most commonly used medications and they are a mainstay in the treatment of inflammatory diseases. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are widely used to reduce pain associated with acute or chronic inflammation. Recently, a new class of inhibitors of the inducible enzyme cyclo-oxygenase-2 have become available. These inhibitors selectively target the inducible enzyme and have been shown to spare the gastrointestinal tract. While a role of cyclo-oxygenase-2 in the development of chronic inflammation has been well established, its role in pain perception is still unclear. Recent experimental data led to the hypothesis that cyclo-oxygenase-1 plays an important role in pain perception. This short review addresses some recent preclinical data as well as some clinical evidence showing that cyclo-oxygenase-1 is an important component of inflammatory pain.
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