Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs usually referred as NSAIDs and also referred to as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents/analgesics. These are a class of drugs which provides analgesic (pain-killing) and antipyretic (fever-reducing) effects, and, in higher doses, anti-inflammatory effects. Prostaglandins are produced within the body's cells by the enzyme cyclooxygenase (COX). There are two COX enzymes, COX-1 and COX-2. Both enzymes produce prostaglandins that promote inflammation, pain, and fever. However, only COX-1 produces prostaglandins that support platelets and protect the stomach. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) block the COX enzymes and reduce prostaglandins throughout the body. As a consequence, ongoing inflammation, pain, and fever are reduced. Since the prostaglandins that protect the stomach and support platelets and blood clotting also are reduced, NSAIDs can cause ulcers in the stomach and promote bleeding.
Journal of Pain & Relief is a peer reviewed medical journal that includes a wide range of topics in this fields such as Pain, Depression, Anesthesia, Nociceptive Pain, Neuropathic Pain, Chronic Back pain, Antidepressants and Anti-epileptics drugs, Traumatology, Post-Operative Pain, Hypnosis and creates a platform for the authors to contribute towards the journal and the editorial office promises to peer review the submitted manuscripts to ensure quality.
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