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Pain, nociception and the developing infant.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10712708     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The study of paediatric pain and the provision of safe but reliable analgesia for all age groups has become a central issue in paediatric anaesthesia. For the practising paediatric anaesthetist, this represents a major challenge: the developing infant is not a single discrete entity but one that changes constantly with increasing maturity of individual organs. Recent developments in both basic and clinical sciences has given valuable insights into this process, giving the clinician a firm basis to provide analgesia at all ages. This review looks at some of the most interesting recent developments in this field.
A R Wolf
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Paediatric anaesthesia     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1155-5645     ISO Abbreviation:  Paediatr Anaesth     Publication Date:  1999  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-04-04     Completed Date:  2000-04-04     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9206575     Medline TA:  Paediatr Anaesth     Country:  FRANCE    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  7-17     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Paediatric Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Bristol BS2 8BJ, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Child Development / physiology*
Homeostasis / physiology
Infant Behavior
Infant, Newborn
Nervous System / anatomy & histology,  growth & development
Nervous System Physiological Phenomena
Pain / physiopathology*,  prevention & control,  psychology
Pain Threshold / physiology*
Reflex / physiology
Stress, Physiological / physiopathology

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