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- Arachidonic acid : Unsaturated fatty acid found in animal fats, that is essential in human nutrition and is a precursor in the biosynthesis of some prostaglandins.
- Pain : Unpleasant feeling or hurtful sensation that is conveyed to the brain by stimulation of sensory neurons.
Pathways of action
- Cyclooxygenase : An enzyme that is responsible for the key step in prostaglandin biosynthesis.
- Prostaglandin : Add brief definition or description
Classes and drugs
- Cyclooxygenase inhibitors : Add brief definition or description
- Diclofenac : A non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent (NSAID) with antipyretic and analgesic actions.
- Indomethacin : Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antipyretic agent, used in arthritic disorders and degenerative joint disease, and to treat soft-tissue sports injuries.
- Ibuprofen : An analgesic non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug.
- Naproxen : Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug commonly used for the reduction of moderate to severe pain, fever, inflammation and stiffness.
- Diclfonac : Add brief definition or description
- Ketorolac : Add brief definition or description
- Cyclooxygenase 2 inhibitors : Enzymes useful as pain and antiflammatory medications for cancer patients, with reduced side-effects of stomach ulcers and bleeding.
- Headache : Continuous pain perceived as being in the cranium.
- Lumbalgia : Common musculoskeletal disorder caused by a variety of diseases and trauma that affect the lumbar spine.
- Arthritis : A group of medical conditions where there is damage caused to the joints of the body.
- Common cold : Contagious viral upper respiratory tract infection.
- Gout : Disturbance of uric-acid metabolism, characterized by painful inflammation of the joints, especially of the feet, from the deposition of urate crystals.
- Fever : Elevation in the central body temperature of warm-blooded animals caused by abnormal functioning of the thermoregulatory mechanisms.
- Acute kidney injury : Formerly termed acute renal failure (ARF), an abrupt (within 48 hours) reduction in kidney function currently defined as an absolute increase in serum creatinine, a percentage increase in serum creatinine , or a reduction in urine output beyond quantitatively defined levels
- Peptic ulcer disease : Ulceration of the lining of the gastrointestinal tract that is usually acidic and thus extremely painful.
- Glucocorticoid : Corticosteroids that affect carbohydrate metabolism, inhibit adrenocorticotropic hormone secretion, and are anti-inflammatory.